Raw food enthusiasts (and all food enthusiasts) love sesame seeds because they are an excellent source of magnesium, iron and calcium, and they can be used in a variety of dishes. Soaking sesame seeds before eating allows you to germinate the seeds, which aids in digestion. It also expels any latent toxins within the seeds. Experts claim that soaking sesame seeds also promotes the absorption of minerals to your body. Soaking sesame seeds also discourages the presence of phytic acid, which is thought to make the seeds taste bitter and lower their nutritional benefits.
Pour 1 cup of sesame seeds into your bowl. Add 2 cups of water.
Cover your bowl loosely with a breathable fabric, such as a towel. Make sure the towel covers the top of the bowl. Let stand for four hours.
Drain the water out of your sesame seeds in your mesh colander, then rise the seeds again.
Return the seeds to the bowl and add 2 cups of water. Place the towel over your bowl again. Soak for four hours.
Drain the water sesame seeds in your colander and rinse the seeds again. Your seeds are ready for consumption.
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