View Full Version : buckwheat clarification please
08-17-2006, 01:55 PM
i just sprouted some buckwheat and i was searching for some recipes when i came across a thread that said that buckwheat greens are toxic, but not buckwheat grains...well mine have been sprouting for some time (4-5 days) and there is definitley green (i know this sounds like i have no clue in sprouting), but i just want to make sure that it's not going to make anybody sick if i serve it for dinner tonight!.
RP, I remember reading somewhere in your journal that you made buckwheat burgers?? could you share your recipe?
thank you rawkers!
08-17-2006, 03:03 PM
I think that you can rest assured that no one will get sick. I have read about buckwheat greens (lettuce) being added to smoothies over a long period of time, every day. Some people experienced light sensitivity and some tingling in their extremities and felt that the buckwheat was responsible. Sounds pretty nebulous to me, but I wouldn't hesitate to have it at least at intervals anyway.
Have a great dinner!
08-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Probably most safe to eat them with just a little bitty sprout. Maybe 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch. I know for sure that you need to rinse all sprouts HEAVILY before consumption. These are living things. Living things excrete waste and that waste is usually poisonous for us. So within a few hours of eating you should make sure to rinse them well. Fill a pot with water and completely submerge the buckwheats. Strain off the water and repeat. Submerging them is key. Not just normal rinse. Check the murkiness of the rinse water each time. I do it repeatedly until I fill the water and the water stays clear. I'm not sure I can blame it on the buckwheats but I think they made me sick. I usually dehydrate the buckwheats after I sprout them which grants ideal conditions for mold or other sprout-life that also may the culprit in my case. But I don't get sick if I rinse -- submerge -- them thoroughly.
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