Saturday, January 15, 2011

How About Sprouting Some Wheat?

What else can we do with our wheat?  We can sprout it.  When wheat berries are sprouted, it increases the vitamins such as;

•Vitamin B1 (thiamin) increase of 28%
•Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) increase of 315%
•Vitamin B3 (niacin) increase of 66%
•Vitamin B5 (pantathenic) increase of 65%
•Biotin increase of 111%
•Folic acid increase of 278%
•Vitamin C increase of 300%

How to sprout the wheat berries.
You will need a wide mouthed quart sized canning jar, or other jar, and a fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth. Fill the jar half full of water, add three tablespoons wheat berries and let stand over night. The next morning strain and rinse the wheat berries using a fine mesh strainer. Cover jar with a terry cloth or mesh screen and hold it in place with a rubber band.

Place sprouts on their side facing towards a window so they receive light, but not sunlight. Rinse sprouts a couple of times a day. Within three days you will see that your sprouts have come to life. If the sprouts are not green than they need more light. It only takes a few hours for the sprouts to turn green.  Once your berries have sprouted they should be kept in the refrigerator to retain freshness. Add sprouts to salads and soups. They are good in scrambled eggs and omelets, on sandwiches and lightly sauteed in butter. Eat them with salad, as a side dish, on your potatoes or rice.

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