I've done many rounds of soaked and dehydrated nuts to date (dehydrated at 105, so not exactly crispy nuts, which are roasted). Tons of pecans, walnuts, almonds. I honestly can't remember if I've done cashews in the past. I like them, but they're not my favorite; I eat them so seldom, I haven't worried about them being unsoaked. But DD2 is crazy for them, so I did a round for her this time. I only had one bag, so I soaked them together in a large bowl with walnuts and almonds (the last truly raw almonds I had kicking around my fridge from a while back, now that they're chemically treating them
So, they turned purple. It was entirely superficial, I could scratch it off when they were wet, and there were streaks, like scratches, of the normal cashew color showing through. The color darkened to a dark purpley-brown upon dehydrating. They taste about normal (though I left the dehydrator go too long, forgot to check 'em before bed, so they're all a little too crunchy.)
Any ideas? This is really weird. DD2 doesn't seem to mind, but they creep me out
Is it something from the skins of the almonds, or do cashews always do this in brine? Or did I let them soak too long? I meant to start dehydrating after 24 hours soak, but I got tied up and they went more like 30 hours or so.