One of the quickest sprouts around - Groats are nutty, plump and extremely tender!
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Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts
Empty the seeds into your sprouter if necessary.
Drain off the soak water.
Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water
Note: Groats create the starchiest water on Earth - it is amazingly thick! They won't sprout too well unless you get rid of it - so Rinse and Rinse and Rinse until the water runs clear. It can take a little while - but don't skimp.
Set anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses.
We like our sprouts small so we stop whenever they have the tiny tails we seek.
Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final rinse.
The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.
Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice - glass is good - and put them in your refrigerator - if you can keep from eating them all first.
Note: Grain sprouts do not store well in refrigeration so you should try to grow just what you need. It isn't actually that they store poorly, it is just that most grains are cool weather crops, so though they slow down quite a bit, they continue to grow - even in the refrigerator.
* If using Single Harvest Pack use the whole bag.
Remember that the yield will be approximately 1.5:1, so in theory you can start with as much as 2/3 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity.
Groats refer to a hulled seed, in this case Buckwheat. They are one of the quickest sprouts around - soak 'em for 1/2 hour, rinse a few times and you have sprouts in 24-48 hours. They are nutty, plump and extremely tender.
A great snack! A great Breakfast!
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Back in 2001 we were still using the phone. One day I was talking to a long-time customer while pushing my (then 4 year old) daughter on the swing in our backyard (this is what a mom n' pop business is like on the internet). It dawned on me that my priorities were severely messed up, so I stopped using the phone. I love to talk and I love to help, but my family would never see me if I picked up the phone again, and that's just wrong don't you think?!
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