Sprouting wheat for a nutritional powerhouse to your good health is pretty easy and just takes a little time. For another explanation of sprouting and a video of how mung beans are sprouted, click on this link. Most all seeds can be sprouted the same way initially.
The live enzymes of sprouting wheat are excellent for your health. They provide a nutritional powerhouse of energy, rejuvenation, vitamin C complex, complete protein, vitamins and minerals in great abundance.
1. The first step is to access some organic wheat, spelt, or kamut. Spelt and kamut are the more nutritious varieties since they are non-hybrid and originated in the Middle East.
You can get a small amount of kamut at a health food store to practice on. Then, if you really like it, you can order 25-50 pounds.
A good store to order larger amounts for a good price is Natural Grocer. Here in St. George, Natural Grocer is next to Kohl’s in Washington City across from Wal-Mart.
If you get some organic grain, you will have better nutrition without the worries of toxic chemical used on the wheat to kill bugs.
2. The second step is to take about one cup of the grain or wheat berries, as they are often called and add four cups of pure water to them in a glass container. Let them soak for 12-24 hours or until some bubbles form at the top.
This water will have the poisonous phytic acid on it that will need to be discarded. Phytic acid inhibits the absorption of minerals and is a natural poison on the outside of many seeds.
You can save some of the soaked seeds and make rejuvelac (click here) if you like. It is full of beneficial bacteria or 300 probiotics, a lot better for you than yogurt.
3. Drain all the water off and put the soaked grain into a sprouter. You can use a colander with holes in the bottom or a clean basket (Hopefully, there are no chemicals, paint or shellac on the basket.)
Then, you can make a miniature greenhouse if you do not have a sprouter by simply covering the basket of wheat inside of a plastic grocery bag. This helps the wheat berries to stay moist and not get dry.
You can lightly tie the bag or twist and fold under the basket.
You can also buy special lids for sprouting that can be twisted onto a glass jar. Or if you have a canning ring and a piece of cheesecloth or nylon, you can make your own sprouter.
4. Rinse the wheat twice a day. The soaking has already been done. You don’t want to drown the seeds, just rinse them.
If you have used a basket to sprout the wheat in, then bring the basket to the sink and water over the seeds full strength or with the sink sprayer. Let all the water drain out for a minute or two.
Then, recover with the plastic bag.
5. After about two to three days of rinsing, you will have some little roots coming out that are white. If you want, you can eat them at this point and they will taste like sweet little snacks.
Sprouting wheat for a nutritional powerhouse is a smart thing to do. You can eat the sprouted wheat and enjoy the pleasant taste, knowing that you are getting many powerful nutrients, fresh enzymes, and energy producing food.
You can store them in the fridge, which will keep them fresh. Then, you only have to rinse them once every day or two.
6. If you would like to grow some wheat grass for juicing, then you will need to grow the wheat in a basket, sprouter, or pot of dirt.
The sprouted wheat will take root and attach to the bottom of the basket. Green blades of wheat grass will soon grow up in about a week or two.
When the blades of grass begin to grow up, take away the plastic bag and continue rinsing twice a day. This will enable the light to reach the grass and help it to be nice and green.
This wheat grass can be used for a table decoration, or cut for wheat grass juice (recipe on this link). Wheat grass juice is a nutritional powerhouse with all nutrients needed for super health.
Wheat grass juice has a powerful taste and is the most nutritious drink you can have.
Sprouting wheat for a nutritional powerhouse is easy, takes a bit of time and small effort, and is wonderful for your health. Try it and see.