Soaking raw nuts and seeds before processing or cooking is beneficial. Thinking ahead and optimally preparing will reap exponential health benefits and dynamic flavor that makes a difference.
Why? Because as raw nuts /seeds are biologically designed to germinate and grow into a plant, many of the healthy enzymes potentially available remain locked until ideal conditions activate their release. Also, as they absorb water, they become softer, and easier to digest, which maximizes nutrient absorption in your body.
If you want to take it a step further, allow raw nuts and seeds to sprout by placing them in a glass jar in the refrigerator for about 2 days. Sprouting releases a fat-burning enzyme called lipase which means sprouted nuts and seeds are even sweeter…no added sugar required!