If you like to sprout and activate your nuts before eating them, or you’re a fan of raw food with the enzymes still intact, this dehydrator is a very valuable tool for your kitchen. You can read my blog about why soaking and sprouting nuts is best for nutrient absorption and digestion here. Without soaking and sprouting (dehydrating) nuts, they still contain anti-nutrients such as lectins and phytic acid that can leach zinc, magnesium, and other minerals from your body. I soak all of my nuts in water with a splash of lemon juice overnight in the fridge, then I spread them out on this dehydrator with some sea salt and let them activate as they dry! You can also use this dehydrator to make your own crispy raw cookies, kale chips, dried fruit, fruit roll-ups and more.