You've all heard of whole wheat flour, but have you heard of wheat berries? Β  Wheat berries are the "whole grain" form of ground "whole wheat". Β  You can cook the berries until they are soft and use in your favorite soups, salads and side dishes but sprouting wheat berries provides you with a delicious and nutrient dense sprout for eating. Β Β 
Wheat berries contain brain, and germ which basically means it's loaded with fiber and protein. Β They also are very high in all of your B vitamins. Β 
The flavor can be described as nutty and slightly sweet, which make them a wonderful choice for sprouting. Β You'll love them on sandwiches and salads. Β 

Sprouting wheat berries is easy, and fun!Β 

This is what you'll need:
Β 1/2 cup of wheat berries
a quart sized mason jar
water
small piece of cheesecloth
rubber-band

Day 1:
Measure out a 1/2 cup of wheat berries and let them soak in water overnight. This will help to re-charge the berries and prepare them for sprouting. Β 

Day 2:
Come back to your wheat berries that have been soaking overnight. Β Drain and rinse well.Β 
Transfer wheat berries into a mason jar and cover with cheesecloth. Secure with a rubber-band.
Place your mason jar full of wheat berries in a dark cupboard. Β Rinse and drain one more time at the end of the day, returning it to its dark location afterwards.Β 

Day 3:
Rinse and drain 2x's today. Each time return to dark cupboard.

Day 4:
By day 4 your sprouts should be looking similar to this, which means they are ready to eat. Β Rinse well, drain, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Β Sprouts are best when eaten right away but may be kept in the refrigerator for up to a few days.Β 

Now go eat some sprouts!

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