How To Soak and Dry Seeds and Nuts
To soak: Place your nuts (or seeds) in a bowl and cover with water. Add anywhere from a teaspoon to a cup of salt. It doesn’t have to be exact — use less for smaller bowls, more for larger batches. Keep bowl at room temperature and soak for predetermined time (see below). When done, drain the nuts and rinse.
To dehydrate: Spread nuts on mesh dehydrator trays, and set dehydrator on low (nothing above 150 degrees). After the nuts are dry (anywhere from 10-24 hours), place them in a sealed glass jar.
Note: Make sure nuts are completely dry before storing them to avoid mold.
If using an oven, set at it’s lowest setting (or 100 degrees) and keep a close eye.
Best Soaking Times for Nuts:
2 Hours: Cashews, Brazil nuts, Peanuts, Macadamia nuts
6 Hours: Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts, Pecans
8 Hours: Sunflower seeds, Sesame seeds, Radish Seeds, Pistachios, Hazelnuts