You can order raw, almonds through our coop several times a year. If you sign up for our emails, we’ll contact you when we’re taking orders for local pick up in TN. We can also ship raw almonds directly to you through our store.
How to sprout raw almonds
Our raw almonds will sprout. However, with almonds, you don’t actually get a long root or shoot. The sprout is just a little tiny nub that sticks out from the pointy end of the nut. Sometimes you can’t even see it because the almond skin covers it up. Sprouting almonds is super easy! Here’s how to do it.
1. First, soak your almonds for 4 – 12 hours. Use plenty of water; at least 2 -3 times as much water as almonds.
2. Then drain the soak water. You can use this if you like; it has nutrients in it. Or just feed it to the chickens or throw it out.
3. Now rinse the almonds well and drain again.
4. Place the almonds in an uncovered bowl in a warmish place (your kitchen counter should be the right temperature) to sprout for about 8 – 10 hours.
5. Rinse and drain again.
6. Put them back in their bowl on the counter for another 8 – 10 hours.
That’s it! You can stop here or repeat steps 4 and 5 again if you like. Either way, your almonds are ready! Now you can eat them the way they are, use them in a recipe, or dehydrate them to make them crunchy again. Sprouted almonds don’t have enzyme inhibitors in them, so they’re easy for your body to digest. We dehydrate ours and use them in our Sprouted Trail Mix. Yum!
Storing Sprouted Almonds
If you don’t use all of your sprouted almonds right away, it’s best to refrigerate them. But before you do, spread them out to dry a bit, either in a colander, on a clean towel, or in a shallow pan. They’ll keep better if they’re not wet when you put them away.
Use within 2 or 3 days or dehydrate.