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01-18-2010, 09:40 PM
hi guys! i'm new to this forums. i've joined because i can find, literally, nothing on the web regarding my question. i originally starting sprouting spelt berries to make essene bread (that's another story) and enjoyed the sprouted spelt. i don't see any problem with eating these spelt berries in salads, etc., but i just wanted to check that that was okay - health wise, i suppose. i mean, the only info i can find of sprouted spelt is the flour.
does anyone know anything about this, or have some good sprouted spelt recipes? i suppose the only reason people wouldn't choose spelt in this way is that it is still a bit tough and hard, after two days of sprouting. but not too hard to eat, just a little harder than other sprouted grains.
01-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Hi and welcome :)
Some people choose not to consume grains while other embrace them. There is nothing wrong with eating sprouted grains at all and they can be beneficial. Different things work for different people. I say, try them out and if you enjoy them and feel good then you must be doing something right.
They are a raw living food so I say go for it! you can also grow them into grasses to juice or use otherwise. I haven't experimented with that yet.
Here's some info on spelt...
A wonderfully nutritious and ancient grain with a deep nutlike flavor, spelt is a cousin to wheat that is recently receiving renewed recognition.
Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. Many of its benefits come from this fact: it offers a broader spectrum of nutrients compared to many of its more inbred cousins in the Triticum (wheat) family. Spelt features a host of different nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin B2, a very good source of manganse, and a good source of niacin, thiamin, and copper. This particular combination of nutrients provided by spelt may make it a particularly helpful food for persons with migraine headache, atherosclerosis, or diabetes.
The numbers become more significant when you run them up the flagpole. Not only is Spelt rich in protein, but these proteins, in turn, contain all of the eight essential amino acids needed by the human body. These amino acids are called "essential" because the body cannot manufacture them.
It is also very bioavailable due to its high water solubility. This means that the nutrients contained are easily digested and absorbed by the body.
Try googling spelt nutrition or something along those lines for more info. Eating it raw and sprouted you'll still get all the benefits of spelt, just multiplied. :)
Hope this helps!
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