By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
The first time I tried activated nuts I fell in love! They taste sweet, are softer to eat, and are more easily digested due to the activation process. Soaking the nuts then dehydrating them at a very low temperature may reduce some of the natural phytates that are present in nuts which may enable easier absorption of the minerals and vitamins that are present in nuts. This process makes them really plump and gives an almost roasted taste. This was a strange concept to me at first and I couldn’t believe how expensive activated nuts were to buy but I didn’t mind once I was addicted to them and thought they tasted worlds better. My favourites are activated pecans! I have done almonds this time, but you can do any nut you fancy or even a mix!