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10-05-2007, 04:27 PM
From what I understand there are two kinds of wheat: soft and hard. The hard is used for wheatgrass, the soft for rejuvelac...correct, so far?
Now...when a recipe calls for wheat berries, what is that? Sprouted wheat? Why would it be called wheat berries when it's a grass? Or am I getting two things confused with each other?
And what do they look like when sprouted?
10-06-2007, 12:06 AM
The Same Thing.....I use the hard for everything..But a Wheat Berrie is just another Term...Its ALL WHEAT..........They sprout with little tails like all seeds.......You already know it All......NOW RAWk on..........
10-07-2007, 08:04 PM
I believe wheat berries means 'wheat seeds'. I have never used the hard yet, but I have eaten just plain soft wheat berries right out of the bulk bin at the health food store (I brought it home first lol) with nut milk and honey over it as cereal, and it was too chewy. When I learned more about sprouting and stuff by reading Alissa's book, I used her chart for sprouting, and I soaked the soft wheat berries for how long she says, then set them in a bowl with a paper towel over them (rinsing for the number of times a day she says) and in like a few hours they began to sprout, or grow those white shoots out of them.
For the recipe I needed them for, I wanted to get the amount right so I sprouted for the full amount of time she has on her chart... 2 to 3 days, to make sure I had the recipe's full amount.
I had a bit extra left over, like a 1/4 or 1/2 cup, so I added them to an organic frozen peach and blueberry smoothie as an experiment and it all tasted wonderful together.
The recipe I had sprouted them for, Allissa's mock Sausages, turned out wonderful!!! I'm gonna make those again!!
10-08-2007, 09:09 AM
Thanx!!!! For the info and ideas!
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