Sprouted Almonds!

I was surprised – I soaked some Trader Joe’s raw almonds the same way I soaked the walnuts, an entire (4 cup) bag with plenty of water and with a tablespoon of salt. I was very surprised that perhaps 7 or 8 hours later, the almonds had actually started sprouting. (Recipes for sprouting call for a pinch of salt, not a tablespoon!)

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Soaking Nuts

I’m not finding perfect consensus here, and I’m going to assume that the amount of salt to add and how long to soak is slightly arbitrary. From The Nourishing Gourmet:

Raw Pecans, Walnuts, or Almonds: Soak 4 cups walnuts with 2 tsp salt for 7 hours or overnight. Dehydrate 12-24 hours, until crisp.