Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:Almonds are tree nuts and are protected by tannins that cover their outer skin layer. When you soak almonds, the skin peels off easily, allowing the nutrients to release freely. Soaking almonds makes them soften and sweeter, and hence make them easier for us to digest them.Eating almonds without removing the peel which contains an enzyme...
Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:
Almonds are tree nuts and are protected by tannins that cover their outer skin layer. When you soak almonds, the skin peels off easily, allowing the nutrients to release freely. Soaking almonds makes them soften and sweeter, and hence make them easier for us to digest them.
Eating almonds without removing the peel which contains an enzyme inhibitor, limits the nutrients your body can absorb and makes the almond difficult to digest. But others have suggested that enzymes in our stomach are enough to break and digest the almond, although some nutrition might be lost.
But, it is widely agreed that the tannins in the almond skin can interfere with digestion. Tannins bind to and interfere with the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and cellulose. Thus, removing the almond skin removes this issue while properly digesting almonds.
It is also important to remember that even though almond skin contain tannins, it’s not as high as other nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans that contain high amounts of tannins. So almond skins contain less tannins to interfere with digestion, and human saliva also contains proline-rich proteins which inactivate tannins.
Almond skins also contain a combination of antioxidants and vitamin E which work together synergistically to protect cells from being damaged by free radicals, and research suggests that this combination in almond skins work synergistically to prevent LDL cholesterol from being oxidized, promoting heart health.
So, the choice is purely up to you. We are able to digest unpeeled or unsoaked almonds and gain its nutrients, although maybe not as efficiently as when we eat soaked almonds without the skins.
Meri daughter 6 years ki hai,mai bina soak kiye almond deti hu,is this wrong,she dont like soak almond
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You need not soak almond overnight. If you put it in hot water for 5 minutes , you can easily remove the skin.
Yes, it releases the enzyme inhibitors that will allow better digestion. If you need them crunchy, toss into dehydrator for 6-8 hours and store in airtight container. Or toss in the oven on the lowest setting 120F for about 2 hours. Leave the oven ajar so not to roast the nuts. Yum!
After reading this article I tried eating them soaked and I didn't care for them.....for me it's about the crunch.
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Wen soaked, its protein which build muscle.n not soaked. .its carbohydrates which if nt used turn into fats...its advise to eat in small quantities .
The best ever. I do it all the time. They get bigger. And are less dry. Over night soaking is best. Not sure of any benefits but they are amazing when soaked.
They're still crunchy. The soaking just makes them not so dry in your mouth when you're chewing them.