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#1 2022-07-13 12:59:12

Registered: 2022-05-02
Posts: 933

Why do we soak walnuts before eating them?

To reduce phytic acid, an anti-nutrient which reduces nutrient absorption while also having antioxidant (prevents disease, slows aging, etc) benefits.

It doesn’t help much (unless you really need those nutrients, like, if you have a deficiency or something, case in which soaking could help a ton), it doesn’t do much harm (if you really need antioxidants and you reduce the phytic acid one through soaking, it does do a bit of harm). I like them softer and saltier (you put them in brine not normal water).


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