How to Sprout Wheat Berries

Total Time
48hrs 5mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
48 hrs

Wheat berries, also called soft wheat, are found in the health food stores and in some grocery stores. This is a good basic recipe for srpouting. When sprouted, they have a wonderful sweet taste. The sprouts should get 1/3"- 3/4" long. These are great in salads, bread, as a snack, and in stir fry. Enjoy! When I cant' find cheesecloth, I cut up a washcloth into 4 squares. One square works great! Cook time is sprouting time. Adapted from the cookbook Fresh!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 59.14 ml wheat berries
  • water

Directions

  1. Plaace 1/4 cup wheat berries in a quart canning jar(or similar regular jar) and fill with lukewarm water.
  2. Place a double thickness of cheesecloth over the mouth and secure with jar ring or rubber band.
  3. Drain water through the cheesecloth, fill again, and let soak for 2 hours.
  4. Drain, rinse again and drain.
  5. Place jar on it's side in a dark place.
  6. Rinse and drain twice a day for 2-4 days, or until 2 cups of sprouts are formed. Place the sprouts in a colander, rinse with cold water, drain and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Enjoy!