Activated Nuts

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Activated nuts are one of the latest health trends around, but what are they and why should we eat them? Nuts and seeds in their raw form can actually be quite hard for our bodies to digest, due to certain poisons found in the husks. Using this method, enzymes are activated which enable them to be more readily consumed, and have the added benefit of a crunchy, toasted taste.

I recommend making large batches at once, but here is the basic outline if you just want to give it a go.

Preparation Time: 12 hours
Cooking Time: 12 hours
Makes: 4 servings

4 large handfuls of any nut (almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans work best, but if using cashews or macadamias, don't soak for more than 6 hours.)

Place the nuts in a bowl of water and cover with a dish or cling film. Set aside for 12 hours to soak.

Drain, and spread across a baking tray (no oil, no baking paper) and cook on the lowest possible temperature for 12 hours (less than 65C).
Allow to cool and store in the freezer (they can be eaten directly from the freezer).

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