While working with our new wheatgrass kits, I noticed that the seeds after the intial soak were starting to show the little roots peeking out. I had a single seed on my hand after spreading the seed and simply figured it might be good enough to eat. Actually it was really great to eat!
When I tasted the wheat berry, it started some research and I soon found that sprouted wheat was indeed a great food source and could be done with a minimum of time and space. Thus began the formulation of a kit that brings this wonderful source of nutrition and fun to your kitchen.
We had been sprouting some beans to go along with our microgreens (more on that later) and I figured the bag system we were using would be the best to do this with. The following pics show the bag system and growth of the wheat berries.
Our new Sprouting Wheat Berry kit is pictured below. It contains two 4oz bags of organic Non-GMO hard red wheat, sprouting bag and link to detailed instructions. Kits will be available later today in our store.
I was asked by one of our early testers about whether this sprouted wheat is gluten free. Sprouting reduces the gluten protein but does not eliminate it in the berries, so the answer is no. The sprouting does make the digestibility of the wheat easier and lessens the amount of gluten. Interestingly, once the wheat grass greens and grows that is a sign that there is no gluten. Wheatgrass is gluten free as long as it is made from grass that is 10-14 days old. Any older, the wheat starts to reform gluten in it's growing cycle.
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