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01-17-2006, 04:13 PM
I have read that it might not be good to eat very many buckwheat greens. What I am wondering is if that is the same thing as buckwheat sprouts?
Are sprouted grains good for us or should we avoid them altogether?
01-17-2006, 04:50 PM
Alissa's book, Living on Live Foods, talks about all the wonderful benefits of eating a grain sprouted. There are more vitamins and it makes them more digestable. If you have access to her book, read the section on sprouting. I think you can even access it on the web. Let me know and I will see if I can find a link for you.
01-17-2006, 05:00 PM
I just looked around the site, I must have been mistaken about some of the book being published online. :( However, I just made a sprouted buckwheat pizza crust from her book, I topped it with tomato, marinated mushroom, red pepper and onion. It was so good I wanted to eat my husbands half as well!! I haven't had any digestion problems eating sprouted grains. Cheers!
01-18-2006, 01:24 AM
Buckwheat when hulled is great to soak, sprout for a day then make into crackers, pizza crusts etc.
Buckwheat in the hull used to be used extensively for growing buckwheat greens, but some people that ate alot every day had weird reactions (ie sunburn within minutes of being exposed to sun and very sensitive skin). It's less common now because of that. If you do some web searches it's easy to find information on this.
I LOVE buckwheat for crackers, trail mix, granola bars, pizza crusts and more. It's a great light crunchy addition to most dehydrated foods!
01-18-2006, 09:45 AM
I love using buckwheat too but wanted to make sure it was okay to be eating regularly.
I had a feeling that the buckwheat greens were different from the buckwheat sprouts. Thanks for clearing that up.
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