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10-19-2005, 03:22 PM
I soaked raw buckwheat groats yesterday. I want to make "rawnola" or a raw oatmeal with it.
Here's the question: I soaked the buckwheat for about 8 hours on the kitchen counter. Then I drained the buckwehat in the sink. Then I went to bed. I forgot to put the groats in the fridge over night. Do you think they went bad? My husband doesn't think so. What I did this morning was rinse them again and then I put them in the fridge.
Thanks in advance.
10-19-2005, 03:39 PM
That's exactly how I made sprouted buckwheat, so I think you're fine. I sprout them in a colander set in a bigger bowl or on a plate with a towel on top. Then just rinse the colander a few times during the day.
How do you clean the buckwheat? Mine sometimes have little stones that can be dangerous to bite down on. I've tried the visual method, but some get past me.
10-19-2005, 04:51 PM
I agree with Mystical - unless you find something growing on there ( and you could even use a magnifying glass to see if you're curious enough ), then I'd do what you did, and just rinse, rinse, and refrigerate.
I had my soakings on the counter for over 36 hours- everything did great, and then I sprouted them on the counter because the kitchen is warm. I think the grains were on there for about 4 days total before I refrigerated them after sprouting. But, that's my house, your's might have a different temp, etc.
10-19-2005, 08:01 PM
Thanks. I'm not planning on sprouting them, just soaking for cereals.
My house is actually kind of cool. The weather is getting cooler every day. It'll be winter before we know it.
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