Why and how to sprout almonds?
Dr. Harlan Sparer, Tempe Chiropractor
Sprouting almonds makes your almond milk low in carbohydrates and fats and fills them with easy to digest vegetable protein. When any nut or grain is sprouted, it becomes alive. Carbohydrates and oils turn into vegetable protein, vastly increasing the nutrition value while dramatically decreasing the amount of carbohydrates and oils. That is one of many reasons why raw sprouted almond milk is far more nutritious than the store bought varieties.
I recommend a vegetable wash with the first soak. Leave for 8-12 hours and change the water about every 12 hours or so until you see bubbles. This tells you that the almonds are sprouting. They are ready for making almond milk or dehydrating to make them tastier.
In order to sprout almonds, you must obtain raw unpasteurized almonds. Most almonds available today have been pasteurized. There is a simple test to determine this. Take a sample almond home and drop it in a cup of water. If it sprouts, then it is unpasteurized.