How to Soften Up Almonds

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How to Soften Up Almonds
Soften almonds to make almond butter or almond milk. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Almonds are amazing nuts that are packed-full of nutrients. They are a source of protein, which is why almonds are popular with vegetarians. They are also sources of vitamin E and essential omega fatty acids. Fibre, magnesium, calcium and zinc are also nutrients that make up the delicious and nutritious almond. Softening almonds by soaking them can be useful to making different recipes and condiments.

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Things you need

  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Purified water
  • Cling film

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  1. 1

    Purchase raw almonds. Rinse the almonds in cold water and place them in a stainless steel bowl.

  2. 2

    Fill the stainless steel bowl with purified water, until all of the almonds are completely covered. Cover the bowl with cling film.

  3. 3

    Place the bowl in the refrigerator. Allow the almonds to soak overnight, or for a minimum of four hours.

  4. 4

    Put the softened almonds in a food processor to make delicious almond butter. Soften almonds can also be used to make almond milk by placing them in a food processor with water. Separate the water from the solid almond residue using cheesecloth for almond milk.

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