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Do nuts and seeds have to be soaked before eating?


I heard that it is important to soak all nuts and seeds before eating them. Is this true, and if so why? And are there any exceptions for different nuts and seeds or how they are processed, like roasted?


To best understand the concept, rationale, and benefit of soaking nuts and seeds, we need only to look at nature and how the natural processes of growth and reproduction work. For a new plant to grow a seed is required, and for that seed to sprout and begin its growth into a new plant, water is required. Mature seeds are dry and dormant, and this allows them to sustain all kinds of conditions and survive for long periods until the right conditions may be met for sprouting and growth to occur. Water is what is required to awaken the seed out of its dormant stage to begin the growing process. When a seed soaks up water it swells and its biochemistry changes. Applying this natural process, let us now understand how it impacts our food, health, and nutrition.

First, we have to understand that all nuts and seeds, as well as grains and legumes, are biologically seeds that have the potential to grow new plants. Notice that they all share common characteristics of being hard and dry. In this state, nature is keeping them in a dormant stage, and for us, this means that nutritionally they are in a type of lockdown, which does not make them as ideal as they would be in an activated form after soaking. Yes, they still have nutrients in them, and yes, you can still eat them just fine, but there are some drawbacks.

Dormant, non-soaked nuts and seeds can be tougher for us to digest and concerns have been raised about this form increasing nutritional deficiencies due to the phytic acid content. Phytic acid is considered a food inhibitor or anti-nutrient due to its potential ability to bind certain minerals and make them unavailable for us. Seeds contain phytates, like phytic acid, because these act as an energy source for the sprouting seed. Soaking and sprouting activate phytase enzymes to break down the stored phytates. Despite this concern, it is important to note here that we should not fall for the fear-based claims about phytates, as phytates also provide us with benefits, like having anticancer activity and protection against bone loss. Therefore, as with all things, it is important to keep things in perspective and not only see things from a one-sided viewpoint.

Theories have also been put forth about dormant, non-soaked nuts and seeds being tougher on our pancreas and our enzyme functions. This is where soaking helps by reducing enzyme inhibitors and improving the bioavailability of nutrients. This ultimately helps to optimize our digestion of nuts and seeds and put less strain on our digestive system and its organs. In turn, we can benefit from better health and nutrition in the long run.

Therefore, whenever possible, it is a good idea to soak most, if not all, of the nuts and seeds we consume. In order to soak nuts and seeds, they must be in their raw form, and neither roasted nor pasteurized. Cooking processes that use high or prolonged heat can also reduce phytates, and make some foods safer or easier to digest, but they also come at the price of denaturing nutrients, damaging their healthy fats, and lead to the formation of a harmful substance called acrylamide. And once pasteurized or roasted, nuts and seeds cannot be properly soaked, if at all.

For optimal health and nutrition, consume nuts and seeds in their natural raw forms and soaked or sprouted.

The general method for soaking nuts and seeds is simply to place the desired amount in plenty of water for a specified amount of time.

The amount of soaking time is not based on any hard rule, but rather on simple and direct observation and changes in the seed’s appearance and texture. In general, it is better to soak nuts and seeds for some time, even if it is not enough than not soak them at all. Soft nuts, like cashews, and more oily nuts, like walnuts, require less soaking time than hard nuts, like almonds, and less oily nuts, like pistachios. For simplicity’s sake, you can soak any nut or seed overnight, or for as little as 2 hours to get some benefits, and even well beyond 12 hours. If you are soaking for long periods of time, such as more than 12 hours, just be sure to change the water at least once in every 12-hour cycle and rinse the nuts or seeds well before putting them back into fresh water. Whenever you finish soaking any nut or seed and are ready to eat it or use it in your meals, likewise, be sure to rinse them well.

Here are some general soaking time guidelines for the most common nuts and seeds:


8 to 12 hours Brazil Nuts

4 to 6 hours Cashews

2 to 4 hours Hazelnuts

8 – 12 hours Macadamia Nuts

6 to 8 hours Pecans

4 to 6 hours Pistachios

8 to 12 hours Pumpkin Seeds

6 to 8 hours Sesame Seeds

6 to 8 hours Walnuts

Soaking Exceptions

While it is a good idea to soak all or most of your nuts and seeds, there exist some exceptions that are either not ideal for soaking or not needing to be soaked as much, if at all.

Chia Seeds: If they are exposed to water, these tiny seeds will gel and get slimy. For this reason, they are not an ideal seed to soak if one intends to eat them “as is” afterward. However, chia seeds are so small that they are not ideal to be eaten “as is” ever. Some people put them on their salads or into oatmeal bowls or similar meals, but this is not a good way to eat them. They are hard to chew fully being so small, they easily get stuck between teeth and are even harder to chew properly if soaked and slimy. The best way to eat chia seeds is in blended forms, most specifically as part of green smoothies. This allows the blender to do the breaking down of the seed for optimal use and digestion, that is assuming one is using a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja Auto-iQ, or even NutriBullet Pro.

Chia seeds can also be blended to make yogurt-like and pudding-like treats and used as part of vegan crepe or pancake batter or any batter for gluten-free baked goods, like cornbread, as they act like egg replacers to hold the dough together. For blended purposes, it is completely fine and possible to soak the chia seeds, as the sliminess will not be an issue in blended form, but it is not as necessary. Do keep in mind though, that these seeds can soak up a lot of water in their dry form. For this reason, any meals made with them should have extra water so that they do not become too thick in consistency and it is best to eat them fresh and not store wet meals with chia seeds for long periods of time, unless of course, you are seeking a thickened product. Also, it is essential to drink enough water daily if these are a regular part of your diet. Other than that, if you attempt to eat them whole, and not blended, whether dry or soaked, it is essential to try to chew them fully and properly.

Flax Seeds: These are very similar to chia seeds, although they won’t gel as much as chia seeds. Due to their very small size, potential sliminess, and tough outer coat that must be chewed for the seed to be properly digested, it is also best to use flax seeds only in blended or ground forms and for similar meal uses as the chia seeds mentioned above.

Hemp Seeds: These are very soft and oily seeds and do not require soaking or benefit from it as much as other seeds or nuts. They can still be soaked if one chooses to do so, and would only require about 2 to 4 hours of soaking.

  • Peanuts: These are technically a legume and not a nut or seed, but they are most commonly used like nuts and seeds in our meals. Given that peanuts are so prevalent and that there are risks associated with them, like aflatoxins, it is rare to find peanuts sold commercially in raw forms. Nearly all peanuts, whether whole or made into peanut butter, are roasted commercially beforehand. For this reason, we wouldn’t be concerned with soaking them. However, if a person sources high-quality raw peanuts, then like all nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes, they should be soaked for several hours for most benefits and least harm.
  • Other Nut and Seed Soaking Considerations

    • Some people add some salt or various kinds of vinegar to the water when they soak their nuts or seeds, which is fine and can further enhance some of the digestion benefits for those with very sensitive digestive systems.

    Most soaked nuts and seeds can be eaten “as is” providing a softer and creamier texture and consistency.

  • Soaked nuts and seeds make outstanding creamy sauces that can be used on or as part of all kinds of meals.
  • Soaked nuts and seeds need to be stored in the fridge, in sealed containers, and will typically last well for several days, some up to a week.
  • To prolong the shelf-life of soaked nuts and seeds or to bring back their drier and crunchier texture, they need to be dehydrated using a dehydrator at low temperatures that do not destroy or denature their nutrient compositions.
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    Why You Should Eat Raw Hemp Seeds Every Day, and 30 Recipes to Help You Do It!

    Why You Should Eat Raw Hemp Seeds Every Day

    Raw hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. While it is related to the cannabis plant, Hemp is not psychoactive and is legal to consume in most parts of the world. The nutritional profile for hemp seeds includes:

    · Protein: Every 100g of hemp seed has 33g of protein, including the complete Amino Acid profile necessary for life and the function of our bodies.

    · Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Hemp seeds contain some of the highest amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6, which helps boost our immune system, and keep our hail and nails shiny. Every 100g of hemp seeds has 47g of EFAs.

    · Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): Hemp seeds are one of only 5 known sources of this ‘wonder oil’ believed to prevent inflammation

    · Phytosterols: Hemp seeds contain high amounts of cholesterol-fighting plant sterols, with 1480 mg present in only 20g of hemp seeds.

    · Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): Hemp seeds have over 15 times as much of the fat-fighting acid as fish oil.

    · Hemp seeds have a plethora of Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Minerals including:

    – Vitamin D3 (the only known plant source of D3!)

    – As well as Antioxidants and Enzymes

    · Low Carbohydrates: All of these benefits with only a ½ gram of sugar for every 20g serving of hemp seeds.

    Here’s How to Get More Raw Hemp Seeds in Your Diet

    It is incredibly important to eat raw, living foods. These foods contain enzymes, which are healing and sustaining to the liver. (and the liver has been deemed vital for our health and well-being for 5000 years of Chinese medicine).

    One of the many struggles with eating healthy foods is that it can be challenging to integrate items like hemp seeds into our diets, especially when we are new to using them. Smoothies and switching to hemp milk and hemp oils are great options, but what about actually creating meals with raw hemp seeds?

    Thankfully, there are people out there like natural medicine expert Brigitte Mars, who has authored dozens of books on nutrition for healing and wellness. I was fortunate enough to interview her last week on my new show Lucid Planet Radio, about how to use natural remedies to enhance our mental and emotional health. We had quite an interesting discussion, which can you listen to here.

    Brigitte was kind enough to share these amazing raw, vegan, gluten-free hemp seed recipes with me and give permission to pass them along to my readers at The Lucid Planet. Try eating one of these 30 recipes each day for an entire month and see how you feel! You can find a wide variety here, from breakfast, soups, snacks, condiments entrees, and deserts- ENJOY


    1. Groovin’ Granola
    Enjoying granola raw preserves more of its vitamin E and B complex content.

    1 cup each of almonds, walnuts, pumpkin and hemp seed

    3 cups dates, pitted and soaked

    2 pears or apples, chopped fine

    2 tablespoons cinnamon

    1 teaspoon Celtic salt

    Soak almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds overnight and rinse well. Add all ingredients to the food processor and blend. Mix blended ingredients into the nuts and pulse briefly. Spread on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate, occasionally breaking up large pieces into bite-sized morsels. Store in a glass jar.

    2. Hemp Muesli

    Based on a traditional Swiss breakfast, hemp seed makes this even more nutritious and delicious

    2 cups steel cut rolled oats

    1 cup hemp seed

    1/2 cup dried apricots, pitted and chopped

    1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

    Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 1/2 cups.

    Options: Add 1/2 sliced ripe banana or 1/2 chopped peeled apple for a nutritious breakfast.

    3. Hemp Milk

    Use Hemp milk as a delicious beverage, to make smoothie, ice cream, and in your granola/ muesli

    1 cup hemp seed

    1 quart pure water

    Blend all the ingredients in the blender add the water gradually for three minutes. Makes 1 quart.


    4. Gazpacho

    A cool summer soup, or to add flair to any Latin inspired meal.

    3 ripe tomatoes

    1 chopped red pepper

    1 tablespoon fresh basil

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Cucumber as garnish

    Whiz all the ingredients through the blender (except the cucumber). Makes about 4 cups. Serve in bowls and garnish with slices of cucumber.

    5. Raw and Rockin’ Soup

    I love that this delicious enzyme active rich soup can be made in about two minutes.

    4 stalks celery chopped

    In a blender, puree:

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    Juice of 1 lemon or lime

    Celtic salt to taste

    Garnish with paprika

    6. Asparagus Cream Soup

    This quick soup retains the nutrients of its vibrant vegetables.

    3 cups chopped asparagus (remove tough bottom portion first)

    3 stalks celery, cut into thirds

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    ½ teaspoon Celtic salt

    Place chopped asparagus in a large bowl. Puree remaining ingredients in the food processor. Pour over the asparagus and serve. Voila!


    7. Just Say Yes Burgers

    Can be used to stuff peppers, tomatoes, top salads, served fresh, or dehydrated into veggie burgers.

    1 cup almonds soaked overnight, rinsed

    1 cup hemp seed

    2 cups chopped carrots

    1 tablespoon honey or coconut syrup

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    2 tablespoons poultry seasoning

    1 teaspoon Celtic salt

    3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

    Put it all in the food processor and puree. Shape into burgers and top with grated vegetables.

    2 cups purple cabbage, chopped

    2 cups white cabbage, chopped

    2 cups cauliflower, chopped

    1 cup hemp seed

    1/4 cup almond butter

    1/2 cup cilantro

    1 avocado, chopped

    1 inch fresh ginger root

    1 tablespoon organic lemon or orange peel

    4 tablespoons maple syrup (or 2 T. honey diluted in 1 T. water)

    4 tablespoons Nama Shoyu tamari

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Can top with some fresh or dried grated coconut or raw macadamia nuts.

    9. Falafel in the Raw
    Here’s a lively twist on a Middle Eastern favorite.

    1 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight, then rinsed three times

    1 1/2 cups walnuts, soaked overnight, rinsed three times

    1/4 cup soaked pitted dates

    3/4 cup Hemp seed

    1/2 cup cilantro

    1 teaspoon cumin seed

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    2 teaspoons Celtic salt.

    Process all the ingredients in a food processor. Form into flat two inch rounds. Dehydrate for 6 hours, turning when halfway done.

    10. Vegetable Pot Pie
    This makes an all American dish something to feel good about.

    1 cup hemp seed

    1 Tablespoon olive oil

    1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt

    Press above ingredients into a glass pie pan and dehydrate until dry (about 12 hours)

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    Blended with 1 cup water

    1 tablespoon chopped onion

    Blend together and reserve. .

    1/4 cup each of sliced carrots, celery, zucchini, chopped spinach, pea pods.

    Place veggies in crust. Cover with sauce.

    11. Not Fried Rice
    Here’s a healthier low carbohydrate alternative to an Asian staple.

    1 peeled jicama, run through the fine blade of a food processor, so it looks like “rice.”

    2 Tablespoons olive oil

    1/2 cup chopped snow peas

    2 tablespoons chopped basil

    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

    1/4 cup chopped soaked shiitake mushrooms

    1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

    1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu tamari

    1 cup hemp seed

    Mix it all together and enjoy.


    12. Flax/ Hemp Crackers

    Flax seeds are mildly laxative and like, Hemp seed, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These crackers are crunchy and can be used for dips and to make sandwiches.

    1 cup flax seed

    1 cup hemp seed

    1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt

    Soak flax seeds in spring water for 15 minutes. Stir in hemp seed. Spread onto three Teflex dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for four hours. Remove Telex sheets and turn crackers over. Continue dehydrating till they are crisp. Keeps indefinitely several months.

    13. Flatbread
    These round crackers make a wonderful accompaniment for Indian food. Or use them as tostadas to heap with chopped lettuce, sliced tomatoes and Guacamole!

    1 cup hemp seed

    1 1/2 cup sprouted raw buckwheat

    1/2 cup cilantro

    1-tablespoon cumin seed

    A teaspoon Celtic salt

    Mix all ingredients in a food processor/ Form into round shapes on Teflex dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for 12 hours, turning after 6 hours and removing the Telex. Makes about 10 5-inch flatbreads.

    14. Hemp Pesto

    This Pesto is great and garlicky. It can be used as a dip or spread or topping.

    3 cups fresh basil leaves (washed, packed and leaves removed)

    5 cloves garlic

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    3/4 cup washed chopped fresh parsley

    3/4 cup nutritional yeast

    1 cup olive oil

    1 teaspoon salt

    Purée everything in a blender. Served over zucchini pasta or raw kelp noodles. Serves 4-6.

    15. Hemp Guacamole

    Bring this to your next potluck and everyone will be glad you showed up.

    2 large ripe peeled avocados

    2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

    2 medium tomatoes

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup hemp seed

    1 1/2 teaspoons fresh cilantro leaves

    With a fork mash the avocados and lemon or lime juice. Finely chop the onion and tomatoes and add to the avocados. Add the salt, Hemp seed and cilantro. Makes about 2 cups. Serve with raw vegetable slices, chips, crackers or use as a sandwich spread for flax crackers.

    16. Mango Hemp Salsa

    Try as side with raw vegetables or flax crackers

    2 cups diced ripe mango

    1 cup hemp seed

    2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger

    1/4 cup mint or cilantro leaves

    1 tablespoon honey or coconut syrup

    1/4 cup lime juice

    salt and pepper to taste

    Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and gently toss to mix. Refrigerate and serve, within a couple of hours. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

    17. Carrot Hemp Salad

    Colorful, healthy and delicious.

    8 carrots grated

    4 tablespoons hemp seed

    6 tablespoons olive or hemp oil

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Mix all the ingredients together and allow to sit one half hour before serving. Serves 4.

    18. Hemp Nut Pyramids

    This makes a great party, snack, lunch or travel food.

    2 cups Hemp seed

    1 large tomato, cut

    2 stalks celery, cut into thirds

    1 carrot, cut into thirds

    1/4 cup chopped onion

    2 tablespoons rosemary

    1 tablespoon sage

    1 teaspoon curry powder

    1 teaspoon Celtic salt

    2 tablespoon lemon juice

    6 sheets of nori seaweed

    Put all of the above ingredients (except the nori) into a food processor.

    Cut nori into triangles (6 triangles to a sheet). Fill with pate. Cover with another triangle. Dehydrate overnight. Makes about 40 pyramids. Stores in the fridge for several weeks.

    19. Living Nuts

    Nuts can be flavored and made to taste roasted. This method preserves the enzymes and fat soluble vitamins of Hemp seed and other nuts. We bring a bag of this to the movies!

    Soak one cup each almonds, pecans, hazelnuts in water overnight. Rinse in the morning. Add 1 cup Hemp seed. In a blender, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon Nama Shoyu tamari, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and blend. Use this to coat the nuts. Dehydrate 8-10 hours.


    20. Hemp Mayonnaise

    It’s so easy to make your own mayonnaise.

    2 tablespoons hemp seed

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    1/4 cup olive oil

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Powder hemp seed by grinding in the blender. Add water and lemon juice to the hemp seed and blend till smooth. With the blender running at low speed, gradually add the olive oil until thick. Add salt to taste.

    21. Quick French Dressing with Hemp

    So much better than what comes out of a bottle!

    3/4 cup olive oil

    1/2 cup unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

    2 tablespoons hemp seed

    2 tablespoons raw coconut syrup

    1 teaspoon paprika

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon onion powder

    Blend together all the ingredients. Store in a glass jar and shake well before using. Makes about 2 cups.

    22. Honey/ Mustard Hemp Dressing

    Hemp seed makes even salad dressing better!

    2 tablespoons mustard powder

    1 1/2 teaspoon salt

    3 tablespoons hemp seed

    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

    1 cups olive oil.

    Blend together all the ingredients. Makes about 3 cups.

    23. Hemp Seed Garlic Butter

    Here’s a living vegan way to top your favorite foods.

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    4 cloves garlic, chopped

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Mix together and use as a vegetable, bread or pasta topping.


    24. Key Lime Pie
    End your meal with a treat so rich that leaves you feeling light and supercharged.

    2 cups walnuts, soaked overnight. Rinsed. Dehydrated,

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/4 teaspoon Celtic salt

    Process in food processor. Press into a pie pan.

    Filling for Key Lime Pie

    1 peeled avocado

    1/2 cup coconut water

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    10 tablespoons lime juice

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt

    1/2 cup soaked pitted dates

    1 tablespoon flax seed

    Process in food processor. Pour on top of crust. Chill before serving

    25. Carob or Chocolate Layer Cake

    Company coming? Someone’s birthday? Show you really care by serving a cake that’s a cut above the ordinary.

    2 cups dates, pitted, soaked

    1 cup hemp seed

    2 cups raw carob or cacao powder.

    Puree everything in the food processor. Divide into four round layers and dehydrate overnight on Teflex sheets. Turn and dehydrate another two hours.

    26. Hemp seed Frosting

    What good is a cake, if you can’t eat it?

    1 cup raw cashews or macadamia nuts

    1/2 cup hemp seed powdered in the blender

    1/2 cup honey, yacon syrup or raw coconut syrup

    2 tablespoons coconut oil

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    tiny pinch salt

    Blend all the ingredients in the blender. To color frosting pink, add 2 tablespoons beet powder. To color frosting green, add the ingredients of 2 chlorophyll capsules – without the gel cap. I like Chlorofresh™ by Nature’s Way.

    27. Bliss Balls

    Share with friends and family when you think you want fudge.

    1 1/2 cup hemp seed

    1 cup pumpkin seeds

    1/2 cup carob or raw cacao powder

    1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)

    2 tablespoons almond butter

    1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

    1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

    1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)

    In a large bowl, put the 1 cup of the hemp seed as well as the pumpkin seeds, carob or chocolate powder, bee pollen, cinnamon, cardamom and raisins. In a separate bowl put all the other ingredients, except the remaining 1/2 cup Hemp seed and mix well. Now mix the 2 bowls of wet and dry ingredients (except for the Hemp seed) together and stir. Form into 1/2 inch diameter balls with your fingers and roll each ball into the remaining Hemp seed. Store in the refrigerator.

    28. Berries and Hemp Cream
    Dessert can be a treat without compromising your standards of health and excellence!

    1 1/2 cups hemp seed

    1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

    1 cup berries in season: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries, washed

    Place all the ingredients in a food processor except the berries. Purée. Stir in berries. Serve in bowls. Can garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or edible flowers.

    29. Mango Papaya Ice Cream

    Two of the planet’s most divine fruits combined in a sugar free, dairy free knock-your socks-off ice cream.

    1 cup hemp seed

    1 quart pure water

    1 cup chopped papaya

    1/2 cup pitted dates.

    Place above ingredients in a blender. Then process in an ice cream making machine.

    30. Banana Pops

    Cool Summer Treat!

    2 tablespoons water

    1/3 cup raw cacoa or carob powder

    2 teaspoons honey

    4 ripe peeled bananas, cut across the middle

    1/2 cup hemp seed

    2 popsicle sticks

    Make a coating by mixing the hot water, chocolate or carob powder and honey to make a paste that is neither too thick or thin. Insert a popsicle stick into each banana half and dip into the syrup and coat completely. Then roll them in the Hemp seed. Place on wax paper and freeze. Eat while still frozen.

    For more raw food awesomeness, visit Brigitte Mars online and check out her new book, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, and her new app, iPlant.

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