View Full Version : What to do with Hard Wheatberry sprouts?
02-20-2006, 11:23 AM
I bought the wrong kind of wheatberry... the store only had hard so that's what I bought. I started to sprout them a couple days ago and they have these beautiful sprouts on them. I am so excited that they actually sprouted and now I don't know what to do with them. Is there anything else to use them for except wheatgrass? What is the easiest way to grow wheatgrass? I looked it up on the internet but most of the instructions use sprouters (which I don't have).
Anyway-- any help would be appreciated! Right now I think it is cool just to see them growing and I don't want them to go to waste.
Lady Green Jeans
02-20-2006, 01:31 PM
You could grow wheatgrass even if you don't want to ingest it. Your pets would love it, you could use as a colon cleanse or topical application.
I don't grow it regularly, but take the sprouted berries and put on top of a flat of moistened soil (any planter would do). Cover loosely with something to block the light for a day or two. Then remove and ensure they get some indirect light. Within a week--great grass for many uses.
Sorry I don't know of another use except grass. Do you have any of Ann Wigmore's books for additional ideas?
02-20-2006, 01:59 PM
No I don't have AW's book, but I love wheatgrass and I have a juicer. I may try to grow some and see how it goes! If it works I would love to have wheatgrass each morning!
Thanks so much-- I'm going to get some soil and a container and try it.
02-20-2006, 03:13 PM
You can also make Rejuvelac from sprouted hard wheat. In a mason jar, just add 2 times the amount of purified water to sprouted wheat. (soft or hard) Cover with a cloth and let ferment for 2 days. Drain liquid (Rejuvelac) and store in glass jar in fridge. This is your first batch of Rejuvelac. Refill the first "starter" batch with more filtered water (less as the grain will be weaker), and ferment one day. This is your second batch of Rejuvelac. Repeat a 3rd time, using less water again, and fermenting another day. Discard wheatberries.
Rejuvelac is a sprouted tonic, loaded with live enzymes, vitamins e, c, b, amino acids and simple sugars. It also contains the friendly bacteria required for a healthy colon, and helps to remove toxins from the body. It is a great digestive aid.
"Good Rejuvelac is a cloudy, slightly yellow liquid, with a tart, lemonade flavour". - Ann Wigmore
02-20-2006, 03:28 PM
I have about 4 cups of sprouted wheat berries so I will use some to try the Rejuvalac (sp?) and the rest I will grow into wheat grass.
Healthy, Healthy, Healthy!!!
Thanks for the ideas! :)
02-21-2006, 12:36 PM
I grow wheat grass, from either hard or soft wheat, and from rye grass, too.
I used to think it was a bad thing to just add the wheatgrass to my smoothies, but now I figure, if the Vitamix will pulverize kale, collards, broccoli, other cruciferous and cellulose laden veggies, it'll do the same for the wheatgrass, and I'll get all the benefit without the extra work or the somewhat *unique* taste that makes my wonderful spouse grit his teeth...
So, throw a handful in your salads, or into your smoothie! Certainly don't waste them! Have fun!
02-21-2006, 03:42 PM
I made a "cereal" from my wheatberries. I didn't let them get too "hairy" - just short nubs. Added almonds, dried cranberries, dates, a little bit of honey, some vanilla and a little cinnamon. Then I poured sesame milk on them in a bowl and ate for breakfast. Delish.....
02-21-2006, 04:06 PM
You could also grind them up and use in a cracker recipe.
I grow a lot of wheatgrass and also throw it in my Vitamix with some lemon and apple, then I strain it using a nutmilk bag and I really love it! I know I get the benefits from it, I can feel it working on my cells the moment I drink it. :D
02-21-2006, 06:48 PM
THanks for all the great ideas... I have a good bit of hard wheatberries to use so all the ideas will be put to use. I just put some of the sprouts in soil today and I am hoping for wheat grass later next week and I put some in water to get Rejuvelac in two days. I will try the cereal and the rest of the ideas next. It is nice to know it wasn't such a mistake and the berries are being used !
Again-- thanks to everyone with their great input! :D
02-27-2006, 07:16 AM
I have done a search but cannot fine the post I am looking for.
Someone wrote that they grow wheatgrass and then freeze it in ice cube trays.
Does anyone do this or have the link to the info?
03-04-2006, 05:31 PM
I am a new, excited member to this site, I have been concocting raw delectables for some time now in my local hfs. I use wheat that has been sprouted (about as long as the wheat berry itself), dehydrating them and then using the ground 'cooked' wheat just like you would for most any cookie, bread, did I mention CINNAMON ROLLS???
I love discovering new and exciting things to make at work...it has been fun and very satisfying!
thanks for this forum, it's great!
03-04-2006, 07:31 PM
I use to grow wheatberries and throw them on my salad or just eat as is. They are soooo sweet and chewy.
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