Ayurveda Explains Why You Should Soak Your Almonds Before Eating Them

Traditional methods such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Tannin, an enzyme inhibitor in almond skin, actually inhibits nutrient absorption from the flesh as well. Soaking almonds allows easy removal of the bitter skin, facilitating enzymatic digestion by exposing the nutrients to stomach acids.[…]

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