Apr 18, 2024, 11:20 AM IST

8 foods you should always soak before eating

Pravrajya Suruchi

Legumes (Beans, lentils, chickpeas): Soaking legumes for at least 4-8 hours before cooking helps soften their texture and reduce cooking time.

Nuts and Seeds: Soaking nuts and seeds for a few hours or overnight can activate enzymes that improve digestibility.

Grains: Soaking whole grains like rice, quinoa, and oats can help reduce cooking time and potentially improve digestibility. 

Flax Seeds: These tiny seeds are packed with nutrients, but their hard outer shell can be difficult to digest. Soaking flax seeds helps soften the shell.

Chia Seeds: Similar to flax seeds, chia seeds benefit from soaking. Soaking plumps them up and increases their fiber content

Goji Berries: Soaking goji berries can help remove any dirt or debris and potentially improve their rehydration properties.

Dried Fruits: Soaking some dried fruits, like raisins, can help plump them up and make them more palatable.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.