I know, that title is funny. :-) But its true! I am fairly new to raw and still learning, and I haven’t yet gotten the hang of soaking nuts. I soak them overnight, rinse them well, and then dry them…and each time, they end up moldy a couple days later!
The first batch I air-dried (which I had read works fine). They never really dried, so I wasn’t that surprised when the mold formed. So I tried again. Soaked them, rinsed them, and dried them on low heat in my oven with the door ajar (I don’t yet own a dehydrator, but my oven thermometer said it was about 100 degrees). This time they got bone dry, and once they cooled I put them in air-tight containers. I just looked at them and – surprise surprise – ALL of them were moldy again!!!
I can’t waste anymore of my money this way, so I don’t know what to do. I do live in a hot and humid environment (Florida)...maybe that has something to do with it? Please help – I just started soaking more nuts (this was before I realized the second batch was moldy, so it was too late), and I’d hate to see more money and food go in the trash! Any advice??? Thank you!