DATE: CATEGORY:Chef Tips

Soaking Times for Seeds, Nuts, and Grains

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Adding soaked or sprouted seeds to each meal provides satiating fat and a rich array of bioavailable nutrients the body will need to prepare for the days ahead. Here are some guideline:

FOOD

SOAKING TIME (hours)

SPROUTING TIME (days)

Almonds

8-12

No Sprouting if pasteurized;
3 Days if truly raw

Adzuki Beans

8-12

4

Amaranth

8

1-3

Barley

6

2

Black Beans

8-12

3

Brazil Nuts

3

No Sprouting

Buckwheat

6

2-3

Cashews

2-4

No Sprouting

Chickpeas/Garbanzo

8

2-3

Flaxseeds

½

No Sprouting

Hazelnuts

8-12

No Sprouting

Kamut

7

2-3

Lentils

7

2-3

Macadamias

2

No Sprouting

Millet

5

12 hours

Mung Beans

8-12

4

Oat Groats

6

2-3

Pecans

6

No Sprouting

Pistachios

8

No Sprouting

Pumpkin Seeds

8

3

Radish Seeds

8-12

3-4

Sesame Seeds

8

2-3

Sunflower Seeds

8

12-24 hours

Quinoa

4

2-3

Walnuts

4

No Sprouting

Wheat Berries

7

3-4

Wild Rice

9

3-5

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