How to Sprout Buckwheat

I get asked about sprouting buckwheat quite a lot: how to do it, how long to soak and sprout it and whether to measure the buckwheat in a raw food recipe before or after it’s sprouted.

I’ve answered all those questions and given you the full, easy method in this video.


57 Comments

  1. Suy Sturm
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    I realize that cooking after sprouted (ground for pancakes?) will cancel some of the nutritional changes, but still you have a product that is more
    plant-like, maybe easier on digestion, or other benefits I would think. Makes me wonder if that is true also for brown rice, or other more traditional grains. I know in food
    combining, a sprouted grain then moves to the vegetable/plant side rather than the grain side.

  2. Diane
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    I do a lot of sprouting & I really enjoyed your video, it was very
    simple & informative.
    I just purchased a Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend from Trader Joe’s
    & it is interesting cause it is a dried seed mixture of
    Sprouted Buckwheat, Sprouted millet, Chia Seeds, Golden Flax Seeds,
    Red Quinoa, Shelled Hemp Seed & Amaranth.
    After seeing your video, I wonder how the
    Sprouted Buckwheat in the product I just purchased has no tails?
    Can all these other seeds be eaten raw?

  3. Sherry zug
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    I sprouted millet quinoa and Buckwheat super greens from Aldie’s my buckwheat didn’t sprout but my millet and quinoa did. the buckwheat is mixed in there can I eat it anyways even though it didn’t sprout ?

    • Russell
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      It’s OK to eat even if it didn’t sprout, but as long as it doesn’t smell bad. Sometimes if you get seeds that don’t sprout after soaking and leaving for a day or two, they’ll go off.

  4. Eden Schulhauser
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    I accidentally left my buckwheat sprouting for longer than I usually do and the sprouts are quite long. Maybe 3/4 of an inch. Is that still ok to eat?

  5. Jizmoddo
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    I get sprouted buckwheat groats that are dried and come in a bag. Should I soak them before eating or can I just throw them on a salad dry? Thanks. 🙂

    • Russell
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      Technically you can throw them on a salad dry, but I 100% suggest soaking them so they’re softer and have had the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid rinsed away, which makes them more nutritious and easier to digest.

      • Jonathan Davis
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        If Jizmoddo is buying buckwheat that is already sprouted then dehydrated back to dry, wouldn’t that obviate the necessity to soak them again to remove the anti-nutrients that have already been flushed?

        • Russell
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          Hey Jonathan, you’re right, I missed the ‘sprouted’ part of the question, thanks for pointing that out 🙂

  6. Kat
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    Do you have to cook it/bake it after sprouting? And I guess the actual sprouts don’t need to be removed? Thank you

  7. JM
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    Hi I’ve been soaking buckwheat sprouts for 3 days now and still no sprouts. I’ve rinsed often, 2-4 times a day. Today there is a weird smell. I rinsed again. My house is quite cold. What am I doing wrong?

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