The transition to proper nutrition is a trend of recent years.
Tired of disease and stress, humanity has finally turned its attention to one’s own health and has begun to germinate wheat!
It is an ideal product for increasing energy, treating many diseases and preventing various diseases.
And just a very delicious thing, if you know how to grow wheat at home correctly.
How to germinate wheat at home: selection of raw materials
Not any wheat can be made to germinate at untypical conditions. The ideal option is if you manage to purchase specially raw materials with the appropriate marking. Today, many companies involved in the supply of food for healthy meals in specialized outlets are also packing wheat for sale. However, it is not necessary to buy them. If it is possible to purchase farm raw materials, you need to use it.
The main thing is to be sure that the wheat was not treated with any chemical muck and that you did not slip food garbage. Unfortunately, to determine the quality of grain by eye (especially to a city dweller who did not see “live” wheat and did not see it in his eyes) is simply impossible. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention even to the appearance of raw materials.
What should alert:
• grain of different sizes;
• many small, undeveloped grains;
• grains are broken, mechanically damaged;
• raw materials look strange: the kernels are wrinkled, cracked, covered with moldy coating.
All this indicates a poor quality of raw materials. You can not buy such wheat. Healthy, useful, high-quality grains – the same in size, large, dry, pleasant yellow color. They have bulging sides, on which there is no dry plaque or mold.
It is not a fact that such seeds will also germinate. The appearance of wheat can be beautiful and healthy, but instead of germination, it begins to swell when swelling. This means that the grains are overdried, they can not be used for food.
Note that wheat of different varieties can behave differently when germinating. Some kind of swells and sprouts faster, some need more time. You may need more or less water, a lower or higher temperature. All these are normal options. However, when it comes to germinating wheat at home, the general rule of safe use is: it is better to not keep the grains in the water than to over-rest them.
How to germinate wheat at home: the necessary utensils
To germinate wheat at home, you need a small set of utensils, which is sure to be found in any kitchen;
• Container for germination: glass jar, plastic container or wide deep dish.
You will also need gauze and clean water, which must be changed at least twice. Gauze is necessary so that the grains do not dry out and remain moist during the whole germination cycle. If it is possible to wash the grain regularly, then it is not necessary to cover it with gauze.
From the use of metal dishes will have to give up: in it the grain is oxidized, the quality of the product is lost. If you plan to seriously engage in a healthy diet, the ideal option is a normal, sufficiently voluminous plastic food container with a hole for air in the lid. It is convenient to wash, in case of careless handling it is impossible to break, and the seeds in such dishes will be warm and cozy.
How to germinate wheat at home: the soak rules
The main rule of soaking the grain: do not fill it with water, but provide a constant wet environment. The ambient temperature should not be too high, it should be optimally 20 degrees.
The germination of grains usually takes 1-1.5 days. During this time, they must be washed every eight hours.
How to germinate wheat at home:
• Pour the grains with water and rinse, removing the debris and the surfaced grains that are unsuitable for germination;
• put into a sieve and rinse again;
• throw back the clean raw materials in the dishes for germination with a thin layer;
• pour with clean or purified water, put in a quiet dark place and leave for swelling;
• After eight hours put into a sieve and rinse again;
• put in a bowl, cover with a lid and a hole, or gauze folded in four to five layers. Gauze should be wet (wet, lightly squeeze). Pay attention: in the dishes should not stand water;
• leave for germination for another eight hours, but so that the wheat does not fall direct rays of the sun.
After 18-20 hours, the first white sprouts will appear. Grains that are not covered with gauze will be covered with mucus, which must be washed off by spreading the wheat in a sieve. Before the end of germination, the grain should be stored in a moistened state.
When washing sprouted raw materials, pay attention to a fresh, fragrant smell that must come from seedlings. Use them for food should be when the size of the bunches will reach two to three millimeters, and the initial volume of raw materials will double.
How to germinate wheat at home: beginners’ mistakes
If you are just starting to master the technology of germinating wheat at home, there may be mistakes and inaccuracies. Sprouting may not work in the following cases:
• The seeds are filled with too much water. For germination, a moist environment is needed, and not a water lake, in which the wheat will simply burst from swelling, and not sprout. Therefore, all the excess moisture after washing should be drained;
• The grain dried up, barely able to get through. The problem is the reverse: no wet environment was created. At first, it is convenient to use gauze “fur coat”: soak it with enough water and check for dryness every few hours. If the gauze layer began to dry out, add water to it;
• the wheat is laid out too thickly, as a result of which the lower grains choke, overheating;
• Wheat has outgrown, overgrown. You can not eat it.
It is very important to wash the raw materials in time. “To bathe” the seeds need at least twice during the germination period. To guarantee wheat germination at home, it is very convenient to use this cycle:
1. morning – soaking;
2. evening – washing;
3. morning – washing;
4. Day – eating.
Good, healthy wheat germinates with all the seeds at the same time an example for a day. Once the sprouts have reached the right size, the product should be eaten immediately. If the grains have darkened, and the white sprouts have become longer than three millimeters, the consumption of wheat should be abandoned: it has stood up.
What if the sprouts did not appear within two days? Alas, such raw materials should be discarded: the quality of the grain is not good. That’s why it’s very important to find a good supplier so that you do not spend money on a bad product.
It is important not only to know how to germinate wheat at home, but also how to store the finished product correctly. Sprouts should be washed with cold running water or drinking water, placed in a food container, tightly closed with a lid and put on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Keep ready sprouts longer than two days can not. Giving a serving, do not forget to rinse it with clean drinking water.