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09-11-2006, 11:06 PM
I have buckwheat that says for greens. Is there another type of buckwheat that you use for recipes? In the health food store I only see hulled buckwheat but it is toasted. Do you have to get rid of the hull after you sprout the buckwheat? Thanks in advance. :confused:
09-11-2006, 11:10 PM
you have to look for raw buckwheat groats for recipes (they have the hull removed AND are still raw). they are a little hard to find. it is a third type as opposed to those two you mentioned.
the ones you have can grow "buckwheat lettuce" on soil. The hull is then not an issue as you just clip the lettuce above the soil once it grows a cute little lettuce sprout with two leaves. they are delicious!
09-12-2006, 02:26 PM
The buckwheat you use for buckwheat greens has a black hull on the outside. The buckwheat you use for recipes will be raw buckwheat groats, but it will be tannish instead of black. Usually health food stores have it. I've tried to make granola with the black buckwheat, but it was really hard to chew.
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