Soaking and Sprouting
Most people don’t realise the importance of breaking down whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds by soaking and sprouting before consuming them.
Pros of Soaking Whole grains, nuts, beans and seeds:
- it is so simple to do
- it breaks down the gluten, phytic acid and anti-nutrients making it more digestible.
- creates enzymes so your body can absorb a higher amount of nutrients, minerals and vitamins
Cons of Soaking whole grains, nuts, beans and seeds:
- you have to think ahead of cooking/eating as it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days
Below is a simple guide to all your soaking and sprouting questions.
Be kind to your grains – Weston A Price website
Living with phytic acid – Weston A Price website
Proper preparation of grains and legumes video by Sarah Pope