Monday, 4 January 2016

Memorandum Monday ~ Nuts!

The first Monday of the year and Sian has come up with a revamp of Me on Monday. Ideal for a quick and simple post, to kickstart a fresh new year of blogging.

























You might know this already, but it was news to me. Soaking nuts in water for a few hours before eating them increases their nutritional value. It makes total sense, when you think about it. The nut wants to hang onto all its goodness, while waiting for ideal growing conditions. That's not in a bag in your cupboard. Who knew?

16 comments:

Jane said...

i didn't know that, thanks for sharing. Happy new year x

Sian said...

I didn't know that either! This is feeling like a good idea already :)

Patio Postcards said...

Who knew, I certainly didn't. Thanks for sharing that tip.

Louise H said...

The scientist in me wonders how that can be - it must be something to do with water triggering germination, causing the chemicals in the nut to change (or maybe not) but an absolute gem of a fact to learn. Don't think it would work on honey roast cashew nuts though!

alexa said...

Makes them more digestible too ...that sounds a healthy way to begin the New Year :).

Sandra said...

I honestly never knew that, but I'm certainly going to try it x

Julia said...

I had no idea! Thanks for the useful tip :)

Maggie said...

I didn't know that either. Quite curious really. Something must be released I guess.

Susanne said...

I didn't know that. Brazil nuts are my favorite and I had learned recently that too many of those can be bad for you as they contain selenium. I will be limiting myself to no more than 3 at a time.

Linda said...

Gosh! I didn't know that either! And I eat a lot of nuts:) Happy New Year!

My not so simple life said...

I did not know that! Will tell my Dad as he loves nuts, though I think he prefers them covered in chocolate so that might not count ;)

debs14 said...

I didn't know that either!

Karen said...

That's interesting and I shall try to soak them too in future.

Alexandra said...

Actually, I wasn't aware of this and great information to know as we eat a lot of nuts around here. Happy Tuesday! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I didn't know that either!
I eat lots of nuts (in moderation) a few cashews or walnuts in my smoothies and breakfast yogurt mostly.
Rinda

Jo said...

Well it just goes to show that every day's a school day, I never knew that!