Soaking Chart for Different Nuts
Nuts have phytic acid. Phytic acid is also found in grains and legumes. Just as with grains and legumes, soaking nuts is essential for proper digestions. When eating nuts that haven’t been soaked, the phytic acid binds to minerals in the gastrointestinal tract and can not be absorbed in the intestines. By soaking, you are breaking down the phytic acid so that it can be absorbed properly. Nuts also have high amounts of enzyme inhibitors. This is another reason why un-soaked nuts are hard to digest. Soaking nuts can neutralize the enzymes allowing for proper digestion.
The soaking process is the same for whatever type of nut or seed you choose. Timing varies slightly to accommodate for differences in fat composition, size, texture, etc.
The process is to soak your nuts in filtered water for the appropriate time. Cover them, and place them in the fridge for the amount of time needed.