Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
Part 2 to my question......
So when a Medifast recipe calls for sprouted wheatberries, we use only the sprout part or both parts???.
I love you gals.......
When a Medifast recipe calls for sprouted wheat berries, you wait for the little tail to appear, and they are ready to roll. You throw the whole thing into the bowl and stir, add other things and then eat!.
If you make hummus from sprouted garbanzos, be sure that they only have a short tail...about 1/8-1/4" at most or they will be bitter..
I'm sprouting peas for the green shoots. Today I picked one and the whole pea came up in my hand (usually I cut the greens off). I popped the shoot and pea in my mouth and wow!! was it ever bitter. So, I'm guessing that is what happens when they sprout too long. However, the shoots are wonderful....cute, too...
Sorry, MissLinda, I may have misunderstood your post. Your garbanzos should have teeny tiny tails when they're ready, not long alfalfa-length sprouts..
Thanks gals for the insightI woke up smiling after reading your repsonsesI feel so much more educated in raw food. I'm really fascinated with the sprouting!.
I know this is dumb...but I'm afraid to sprout. I guess it goes back to childhood, when something is "growing" it's bad, throw it out. I really want to sprout some buckwheat, and some sunflower seeds that I bought, but now that I have them, I've turned chicken. Is is ok to eat the whole thing raw then....like right out of the bowl? Can you list some recipes that don't include a dehydrator?.
Sorry your going to get an answer from an amateur to sprouting.....but from what I understand, it's alot like alfalfa sproutyou can use them in salads etc. When they have just the tail end (curl Q) it's less bitter as I am hearing..
That's cute about the childhood thing.....think of it as growing a garden or honestly, they are seeds that are growing (literally). Now that I look back, we did this in gradeschool..
Com'on you can do it!!!..
I've read a good hummus is based on a short tail...
Wendi, try the sunflower seeds first. Don't be scared. Soak the seeds in plenty of water. (I soak them in a glass jar.) Rinse a couple of times throughtout the day, with fresh water. You can throw in a colander and swish them or use a sprouting lid. (Mine is plastic, that fits over the jar and has holes in it.) The next day, (if you have a sprouting bag use it), I drain the water, set the jar facing diagonally down, with the sprouting lid over it, so the seeds don't all come out.
Don't let the seeds get too dry while they are sprouting. They love to be rinsed in cool water! Sunflower seeds are easy and they will sprout quickly..
Buckwheat has a slimy consistency when soaked. I try to rinse them more often..
Great more wealth of info to go bythe sprouting bag sounds interesting to menever knew such a thing existed!.
Sharon, that's exactly what I"m intending to make so here I go..
All your insight is greatly appreciated...
So, I soaked my garbanzo beans (chic peas as indicated on bulk label) and have them sitting in a bowl with a paper towl for the last 2 days and rinsing the water 3-4 times. I still have no sprouting or even a sign of early sproutingany thoughts or suggestions?..
I had that happen to me also, and I was told the chic peas were too old..
So I bought some fresh chc peas and they turned out fine...