soaked nuts gone bad?
soaked nuts gone bad?
I was going to make some pine nut parmascean and I soaked my pine nuts with a probiotic. Any how, I got busy and left it too long soaking. There is a slime in with the nuts and some of the nuts have changed color and have purple spots. Have they gone bad?
They smell very nice and fermented though. I rinsed them off but I am not sure whether I should use them now.
Should I not use them?
What is the propose of your soaking nuts with probiotic? I wouldn’t use the nuts that had been sitting in slimy liquid.
i’m going to have to agree with hungry girl.. what was the need for the probiotic?
When I make nut cheese, I pre-soak the nuts in water and probiotic. Then I blend (with the soaked water which contains the probiotic) and dehydrate – it increases the tanginess of the nut cheez. I know it sounds weird but it works.
I think I am going to toss the nuts and start over.I am bit too worried that the nuts might make me sick if I eat them. Some of the skins have come off too.
I would soak in clean water and then add the probiotic during blending.
What is “probiotic”?
You can read about probiotic here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotic
Basically, you can use it to ferment foods and it is supposed to add a “good” bacteria to your system. (the short way of explaining it).
I use it to make ‘sour’ or ‘tangy’ things like sour cream or nut cheezes. If you leave the mixture of nuts and probiotic and water out to ferment for a few days, it renders a tangy, sour taste to it. :) I use Country Life Power Dophillus to make my fermented items.
For certain things, like my raw sour cream, I ususlly do soak in clean water first than do the probiotic when blending. My bf thinks you should soak the nuts in the probiotic first to make a good nut cheese so I was doing it that way but I am starting to think it would work either way. I always have excellent results when I make my sour cream (always turns out right) so I think I am just going to switch to “my way” of doing it when I make other types of nut cheeze too. :)
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