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10-08-2007, 08:44 PM
how do you sprout your buckwheat... mine's not sprouting after 24 hours.. can I still eat it?
10-09-2007, 03:05 AM
I tend to discard stuff that doesnt sprout after 24 hours...to me it suggests that the food is dead & wasnt raw. Maybe the buckwheat had been treated & the packet didnt state it? Annoyingly this is often the case with dried goods.
10-09-2007, 06:07 AM
I'm with Crystalmoon. Certainly you can still eat it but I would doubt that it is raw. Raw buckwheat sprouts very quickly and the taste is great which is why I love them so much. I sprout by soaking, usually just overnight, draining, rinsing and covering with a small towel and rinsing periodically throughout the day. I have sprouts by late afternoon. Good luck! :D
10-09-2007, 07:36 AM
Darn it... I got it at the bulk section at whole foods. Maybe I'll try again and see what happens. What a bummer. :( Where do you get your buckwheat? I don't know where else to go.
10-09-2007, 11:41 PM
I think I'll give mine one more day to sprout. There's a slimy consistency to the water when I drain it. I've read that buckwheat is technically a fruit, not a grain. I don't get it. Am I eating the seed of a fruit then? I enthusiastically bought a 25 lb bag of it! I'm getting ready to make Alissa's calzones and hope they freeze well.
10-10-2007, 03:06 AM
there is a good possibility that your buckwheat is either toasted Kasha, or chopped buckwheat groats. In either case they wont sprout. What does your buckwheat look like? What color is it? I went through the same experience and wondered why I couldn't get buckwheat to sprout for the longest time.
10-10-2007, 08:29 AM
it's not exactly round... and kinda green.
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