We're ready to make our breakfast bags of goodness but first, we are soaking our nuts before dehydrating them.
Soaking nuts neutralizes the phytic acids and enzyme inhibitors that are naturally present in them. It also activates beneficial enzymes and increases the vitamin content, this all makes it easier for your stomach to digest them and absorb all of the nutrients. Many thru-hikers have stomach problems while on the trail because the diet can be so different than their normal diet, we are taking a few extra steps to help keep our digestion and stomachs happy!
After soaking the nuts, we will dehydrate them and then chop them up and but a couple tablespoons in each breakfast bag. Yummmmm