How to Sprout Wheat Berries

If you’re not familiar with the beauty of sprouting grains, you must give it a try. Most of the people who practice sprouting grains do so for the health benefits. It turns the often hard-to-digest wheat into a tasty, healthier grain product.

All grains contain certain anti-nutrients inherent in the seed. These anti-nutrients help protect the seed from going bad or being consumed in the natural world. These anti-nutrients include enzyme inhibitors which can block the must-needed enzymes in your body, phytic acid which can remove minerals from your body, and hard-to-digest fibers.

The great thing about sprouting is that the soaking and sprouting process will help neutralize or eliminate all of these problems, leaving you with a nutritious, easy-to-digest whole food.

The Sprouting Process

The first, and possibly most important step to sprouting is to make sure the wheat berries you have are sproutable. Most are, if they aren’t treated with chemicals, but it doesn’t hurt to look for a “sprouting seeds” title on the label.

  1. Place 1/2 cup wheat berries into a quart jar. Fill with water, cover with a sprouting screen, and allow to soak for 12 hours.
  2. Drain all of the water off of the wheat berries. Now invert the jar over a bowl so that any residual water can drain from the berries.
  3. After 12 hours of draining, rinse and drain again. Repeat rinsing and draining every morning and evening until tiny sprouts appear in the majority of wheat berries, about 36 to 48 hours total.
Sprouted Wheat Berries

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