Storage Tip: Soaked Nuts and Seeds
Posted on December 03 2010 | (30) Comments
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nuts and seeds
In my book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, I go into some detail about the soaking process. The tip I wanted to share with you today is that after you've finished soaking nuts or seeds and drained off the soaking liquid, it's important to let them air-dry in the colander or strainer for a few minutes prior to putting them in a storage container.
This itty bitty extra step helps nuts and seeds retain their crunchy texture and it helps preserve them longer in the refrigerator...but not forever.
Soaked almonds and walnuts keep for about five days; soaked sunflower seeds keep for up to three days. After that, they may begin to turn an unattractive shade of dark brown and start to taste a bit bitter.
Not all nuts are soaked in raw food recipes. In fact, nut flour made with dry, raw walnuts are a key ingredient in the Chocolate-Frosted Chocolate Mini Cupcakes recipe.
Give them a try...and let me know what you think!