View Full Version : does buckwheat get slimy
03-19-2006, 10:48 AM
and sorta gooey?
I *hope* I finally got some raw buckwheat graots and am soaking them but they were goopy when I went to rinse them...does this sound right?
I am using the same bowl I used to soak my flaxseed but I did wash it :confused:
03-19-2006, 11:03 AM
Yup! You need to rinse it during soaking OFTEN!
Hi they should not get slimy like flaxseed. They get what I call starchy. How long did you soak them? Buckwheat can drown if over soaked, it's not a grain so only 6 hours then rinse and let sit for a bit then rinse again with pure water of course. If your going to sprout them then leave them for 12 hours and you'll see tails on them, they sprout very quickly !
hope this helps !
03-19-2006, 11:25 AM
hmmm, ok, they soaked overnight-so about 9 hours or so :~,
i will still try to sprout them...
does this mean I DID get RAW ones???!!!!! yaaaaay, if so.
03-19-2006, 11:27 AM
See any tails on 'em?
I think they'll be fine -- drain them well, rinse them and let them sprout ... rinse them with cold water at least twice a day. I think you'll be seeing the little white shoots coming by now...
03-19-2006, 04:28 PM
Yeah, when I soak buckwheat it does get a little slimy. I soak them overnight and then the next day, I rinse, rinse, and RINSE again. The best way I've found is to soak in a jar and then the next day, transfer to a nutmilk bag (or paint strainer bag) and rinse them really well while in the bag. Then, if I want to sprout them, I sprout right in the bag...keeps the bottom layer out of that little bit of water that never wants to drain completely out of a jar.
03-19-2006, 05:00 PM
That's the way to describe buckwheat.. SNOTTY!
Big long strings of snotty stuff. :::laughing::::
I just put it in the colander each time I rinse it and rinse off as much of the slime as I can. Then back into the bowl.
When you dehydrate it this all goes away. Not to fear...
03-20-2006, 07:54 AM
HOUSTON, we have TAILS!!!!!!! now, where is that dancing banana emoticon...?
so, for the recipes in the book, do they needto have long sprouts or can I start now? lol
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