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01-05-2008, 03:53 PM
I have tried to sprout buckwheat a couple of times. everything is fine until the third day. on the third day i see white fuzzy stuff on it :eek: . is this normal?
Btw - i rinse the buckwheat twice a day
01-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Buckwheat generally doesn't need to be sprouted that long...usually I have a tail after a day of sprouting after the initial soak and drain period. I'd say that the white fuzzy stuff is probably not normal. Also, with buckwheat, you also want to drain in a wire strainer or something because it does get a light slime-coating on it when wet. Now, is the white fuzzy stuff on the tail only or on all of the buckwheat?
But again, for recipe-making, you don't need to sprout it too long...just until you see a little sprout tail protrude and then you're ready to use it! Actually, it's been said by a few raw chefs that you don't even need to sprout buckwheat...just soak it for a min. of 4 hours and then you can use it. I've done that before too in a pinch...but if you just want to bring it fully back to life and get the benefits of the sprouting factor, then sprout for about a day, day and a half after soaking and it should be fine.
01-05-2008, 04:20 PM
thanks for your quick reply :) yes the white fuzzy is on the tail.
The tail came on the second day but i thought i had to wait until it got longer. my purpose is to make buckweat flour. This is my method. sprout until tail. dehydrate. grind. hope this works
01-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Oh, then you're fine...rinsing twice daily and the fuzz only on the tail...I've seen that before too...almost like little "hair" but not really reminiscent of mold. So yeah, it should be fine.
Yep, soon as you see that tail, you're ready to go! The buckwheat flour will work out great...I've done that before too and used in various recipes such as pizza dough, crackers, etc.
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