I've read here and there about the importance of soaking nuts over night and then dehydrating them because nuts become easier to digest therefore releasing more nutrients when metabolized. This all pertains to making nut butters or even eating raw nuts on a daily basis.
I make nut butters quite often (pecan, macadamia nut, walnut, almond, peanut, etc.), but I don't soak the nuts first.
I just buy the nuts raw or roasted from the store in the bulk section (preferring organic selections when I can find them) and take them home to turn into nut butters either using my food processor or Vitamix blender.
My nut butters always come out fine and I've never had any digestive issues after eating them. But I am concerned now about whether or not I DO need to begin routinely soaking nuts before preparing my butters. I wouldn't want to miss out on any important nutrients while eating my nut butters.
Anyone have any concrete info or knowledge on this? I've looked around online, but hard to find definitive information.