View Full Version : Can you grow Wheatgrass from Wheatberries (wheatgrain?)
11-30-2008, 03:56 PM
I am a little confused about these items and if they are the same thing.
I have read in lots of raw recipes that wheatberries are used. I tried to find out what they were and was led to site that sold wheatgrain? can you sprout these and do they grow into wheatgrass?
I actually bought a 5kg bag (huge!) and dont know what to do with them!
I thought wheat was bad for us all?
11-30-2008, 04:17 PM
Wheat is not bad for all, but some people are allergic to wheat, specifically the gluten in the wheat. Processed wheat, as in flour, isn't good for anyone. Whole wheat is ok, but on a raw diet you wouldn't bake anything so you don't ever use whole wheat flour. You can either sprout the wheat berries and use them in crackers or dehydrated "bread", or eat them as a cereal. You can also soak them overnight and then spread them on a tray with soil and grow your own wheat grass. Wheatberries and wheatgrain is the same.
11-30-2008, 06:04 PM
Ditto.....You can sprout them, you can grow them and extract the juice from the Grass and drink it. These seeds are usually milled into Flour but Ann Wigmore found other things to do with them years ago. You can live on the Wheat Seed ,which is the Berrie, and obtain optimal Health.
12-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Keep in mind that there are two main types of wheat berries. There is a lighter berry that is sometimes referred to as white wheat which has a softer grain and is better for sprouted breads (I eat the sprouted grains staight too). There is also the hard red (sometimes called winter red wheat) wheat berries which are supposed to be very good for growing wheat grass. I think you can grow wheat grass from the softer grains as well. I've seen recipes that use the sprouted hard wheat for making raw bread as well, but I would think that it might be very chewy.
I think as far the issue of eating grains goes, I have seen several articles against them, but I think that each person needs to decide for themselves whether or not they can tolerate them. If you do enough reading about raw food, you will find an argument for eating or not eating just about everything (all fruits, no fruits, sprouts or no sprouts etc. etc. etc.). It can make a person go crazy:rolleyes:. I read the opinions and then make up my own mind based on how my body reacts.
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