Oryana Natural Foods Market
Oryana Natural Foods Market
260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | (231) 947-0191

To place Café orders call (231) 346-2852 
Monday - Saturday 7:30am-9:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm
Open Memorial Day 7:30am-6pm

How to Soak Grains and Legumes

How to Properly Soak Your Grains and Beans

Soak whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes in filtered water with a little unpasteurized apple cider vinegar or organic lemon juice for 8 hours or overnight. Pour off the soak water, rinse and cook.  Usually this will reduce the cooking time considerably. 

With steel cut or rolled oats, soak as before, but cook in the soaking water. This makes your morning oatmeal a snap!

For soaked nuts and seeds, spread them on a cookie sheet after draining well, and place in the oven at the lowest temperature until completely dry and crisp. This may take several hours.

For lots of great information about soaking grains read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

Download our Bean and Grain Cooking Guide



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Breads at Oryana

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Bay Bread
Old Mission Multigrain
Stone House Bread
Pleasanton Bakery
9 Bean Rows
Third Coast Bakery

Oryana's Own:
Quick Breads
Wheat Sandwich Bread
WF Sandwich Bread
WF Vegan Flaxseed Bread