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Is it possible to soak nuts after they have been roasted?

Commented on July 19, 2014
Created July 18, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Other than bad quality unshelled walnuts, it's pretty hard to find nuts where I live. Especially nuts like macadamia, cashews, etc, I have yet to find raw or unshelled at all. So I would like to ask the paleo connoisseurs here, if soaking roasted nuts does any good to get rid of the remaining phytic acid, or is it useless, and just a bad experiment waiting to happen?

Also, according to this site, the phytates in coconut do not bind themselves to minerals. Is that really true? I'm still trying to adapt to eating more real food, but I'm still too attached to fake flour-ridden food. And despite switching to flax, almond flour, and the like, the phytic acid + omega 6 probably make it a bad choice to use on a semi daily basis. So if this were true, coconut would become a very interesting choice for those with strong flour cravings.

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on July 19, 2014
at 11:31 PM

Wouldn't soaking still stop the remaining phytic acid from binding to other food eaten along with the nuts though?

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on July 19, 2014
at 10:07 PM

You won't find free phytates in foods, they're already bound to minerals. It's probably pointless to soak nuts if they're already roasted.

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on July 19, 2014
at 11:31 PM

Wouldn't soaking still stop the remaining phytic acid from binding to other food eaten along with the nuts though?

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