Most people who practice sprouting grains do so for the health benefits. Sprouting can turn a hard-to-digest wheat berry into a light, nutrient-dense whole grain.


There are many varieties of wheat to choose from. Consider these points when choosing wheat for sprouting, or try our Organic Hard Red Wheat Sprouting Seeds:

  • Hard winter wheat is best for storage.
  • Both hard spring and hard winter wheat are considered good sprouters, though hard spring wheat sprouts the best.
  • Spring wheat has a shorter shelf-life than winter wheat.
  • Soft wheat does not store well and often sprouts poorly.

Instructions for Sprouting Wheat Berries

  1. Rinse ½ cup wheat berries and remove any debris or stones.
  2. Place wheat berries in a quart-size sprouting jar or other sprouting container.
  3. Fill with water, cover with a sprouting screen or mesh sprouting lidSoak at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain all water off the wheat berries.
  5. Invert the jar over a bowl at an angle so that the wheat berries will drain and still allow air to circulate.
  6. After 8-12 hours of draining, rinse and drain again.
  7. Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times daily. 
  8. Tiny sprouts should begin to form in 2-3 days. At this point, sprouting is complete. Drain well before use or storage.


To store, transfer to a covered container. Sprouts will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

How to Use Sprouted Wheat Berries