Phytic acid in nuts?
Almonds 1,280 mg/100 gram
Cashews 1,866 mg/100 gram
Chestnuts 47 mg/100 gram
Hazelnuts 1,620 mg/100 gram
Peanuts, toasted 933 mg/100 gram
Jif peanut butter 1,252 mg/100 gram
Black walnuts 1,977 mg/100 gram
English walnuts 760 mg/100 gram
This is all I could find. But does anyone know the phytic acid levels in pecans and macadamias?
Fun fact: phytic acid seems to inhibit cancer.
Cancer Inhibition by Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) and Inositol: From Laboratory to Clinic
Phytic acid is good for you.
Phytic acid seems to inhibit absorption of iron...wow, how many people are deficient in iron? Seriously. It is a complete non issue.
Last edited by jimhensen; 03-10-2012 at 04:10 PM.
Phytic acid also inhibits zinc absorption - anyone who suffers from autoimmune disorders or bad skin should not be ingesting a lot of phytic acid.
I soak nuts in warm salt water, then dehydrate - this removes the phytic acid; they end up tasting better that way, too.
Is it bad to eat them wet? Or does it just seem kind of disgusting so not many people leave them that way?
Originally Posted by Roguls
Yeah, they're kind of gross right after the soak. All wet and...squishy.
Originally Posted by sakura_girl
That said, soaked cashews can be pureed into deeeelightful things.
But I wouldn't eat a handful of soaked nuts. No ma'am.
I eat them immediately after I've soaked them, I did read that you should rinse them well and never drink the soaking water because its very acidic in the body.
That's why some strict paleo (from what I've been listening to, so far (podcasts)) restrict nuts. I've more or less, stopped eating nuts with regularity, and I think I'm all the better for it.
Yes, because pregnant ladies never have a problem with...oh wait.
Originally Posted by jimhensen
Iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy | BabyCenter
Dunh dunh dunh!