Almonds belong to nuts which are super rich in lots of minerals. These include biotin, Vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, phosphorous, magnesium and fiber. Almonds also is rich in protein, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Almonds brown skin is made of an enzyme inhibitor. This protects it until the sunlight and moisture allow it to germinate. Eating it without removing the skin, makes it easy for the body not to absorb all the nutrients from it, and also difficult to digest.
If soaked in water overnight, it can easily be peel them off, which allows the release of nutrients.
Soaked nuts not only help in digestion but also in the release of enzymes that are beneficial for fat digestion.
The texture of the soaked nut is changed. On absorbing water, it become soft and less stiff and hence can be digested easily.
Benefits of soaked almonds
Monounsaturated fats, which are in almonds helps in controlling the appetite and make you, feel fuller.
They are vital in heart healthy condition, as they reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Vitamin E from the soaked nut is very effective as an antioxidant which inhibits free radical damage, and also prevent ageing with inflammation.
Soak a handful of the nuts in a cup of water.
Drain the water and then peel the skin off the nut.
Ingredients for Soup
- 14 almonds that are soaked
- Plant based milk
- Garlic cloves
- Chopped onion
- Glass of water
- Black pepper
- Nutmeg—1-2 teaspoon
- Olive oil
- Add olive oil to pan.
- Add onion, garlic, brocolli florets and celery.
- Add water and boil for about 20 minutes
- Sieve, when cooked.
- Grind florets, and soaked almonds and put in the sieved items
- Add plant based milk and salt.
- Boil and stir till it becomes thick
- Put pepper, and pour in a bowel
- Use fried almonds to garnish, with nutmeg