Is it "okay" to eat raw, unsprouted buckwheat groats?
Yes, but soak first. At least 8 hrs, then dehydrate them (or just spread them out and let them dry out) and store them in an airtight container. Keeps for a good long while.
Then you can use them any way you want. As cereal, or as a raw granola (add any goodies you like with both) & in desserts.
I use buckwheat groats to make cookies and bread in my dehydrator. After I soak them I grind them and they form a really sticky dough. I top them with jelly I make out of chia seeds and fruit. I also have a good recipe on my web-site for bread. It's on the recipe tab at www.kgardener.com.
Oh my gosh, I never would have thought of this. Thank you! I'm always looking for something new to add because I need to rotate my foods so I don't develop new sensitivities/allergies. I bet this *does* make a yummy raw granola!
Buckwheat really is amazing stuff! So versatile.
You can make porridge: http://goneraw.com/recipe/buckwheat-porridge
or panckaes: http://goneraw.com/node/12464
or snack bars: http://goneraw.com/recipe/sweet-buckwheat-energy-bar
Mmm Buckwheat granola. Something you should always have buckets of!
I soak buckwheat groats for 3-4 hours and eat them without dehydrating, as the base for a salad I make. It's a staple for me, SO nutritious and tastes great! Also, it has a sort of grounding property I think, functions like a carby base for flavours, sort of like cooked rice.
I'll post a recipe soon, but basically it's about a cup of soaked, rinsed, un-sprouted, un-dehydrated raw buckwheat groats, with chopped fresh tomato, sun dried tomato, plenty of fresh herbs, mushrooms (key), fresh corn, and some avocado if desired. Add either celtic salt or soy sauce to taste, and a bit of agave if you want a touch of sweetness. My non-raw friends love it!
I've also heard you shouldn't soak buckwheat for more than 15 minutes....? Truth?
nope, not truth! you have to soak them for several hours. you just don't want to eat the greens (which take days to grow)
Okay, thank you, bitt!
When you sprout the soaked buckwheat berries, then dehydrate them dry, they turn into little crunchy air puffs! Much better soaked, sprouted and dehydrated.
I love raw buckwheat ive been eating 3 cups of it everyday, but its been a week since i stopped, I felt that if I continued eating dehydrated buckwheat I would gain weight, would I? I dont eat any other fats. Should I continue eating it?