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Activated Nuts

Preparation Time | 7-10 hrs

Cooking Time | 12-15 hrs

Servings | It depends on how many nuts you're activating.

By | WillPowders

Why activate your nuts and seeds? ​Before nuts are activated, they contain enzyme inhibitors such as phytic acid. These inhibitors can interfere with the body's ability to absorb nutrients properly. By activating nuts, you reduce the levels of these inhibitors, allowing for better nutrient absorption and potentially supporting gut health by easing digestion and reducing potential gut irritation.


Step 1

Dissolve salt in enough water to cover the number of nuts/seeds you are activating. In a large bowl place your nut or seed of choice. Cover with the salt water solution. Soak overnight or for 7-10 hours.

Step 2

Strain and rinse the nuts. After soaking, the nuts will look nice and puffy, and may even start to show signs of sprouting. Rinse the nuts under running water and pat dry.

Step 3

Spread over a dehydrator rack, or baking tray.

Dry in the dehydrator for around 12-24 hours. If drying in the oven, set the oven at the lowest temperature possible, preferably no more than 65C. Stir or turn them occasionally, for the required drying time. You'll know they are ready when they're dry and crunchy (taste testing required!).


  • Your Nuts or Seeds of choice
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • Enough Water to cover your nuts or seeds

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