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5/10/07 5:22 P

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At some point, maybe I will try sprouting my own wheat - that sounds fun.

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5/10/07 3:06 P

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interesting and weird! i'm going to try some sprouted wheat thingies. it's like eating plants, but not.

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5/9/07 11:06 P

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I asked the sprouted wheat question in the Vegetarian/Vegan sparkteam, and someone posted this:

From Alvarado Street Bakery's web site:
http://alvaradostreetbakery.com/faq_asb.
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"What is sprouted wheat?
This really is the most commonly asked question from customers from coast to coast. Our sprouted grain breads, bagels, buns, pizzas, and tortillas are truly unique in that they are made with "Sprouted Whole Wheat" as opposed to flour. Most bakeries get up in the morning, open up a bag of flour and make something. At Alvarado Street Bakery, our process is quite a bit different. We take whole, organic wheat berries and soak them in filtered water until they "sprout", until they actually begin to grow. When the excess water has been drained, we grind the "living sprouts" into dough. What comes out of our grinder is not a dry powder, but a wet and mushy dough that becomes the basis for all of our recipes Add a little fresh yeast, some sea salt and a bit of sweetness (natural honey, organic raisins, organic dates, pure barley malt) and there you have it, the ultimate whole grain bread! The concept of baking bread with sprouted grains is not a new idea. In fact, it dates back to biblical times when sprouted spelt (what we now know as wheat) was combined with sprouted lentil beans and sprouted soybeans. The sprouting process naturally converts starchy grains into easily digested maltose and other complex sugars. There is enzyme activity created during germination that begins to "pre-digest" the grains, thereby making the grains and their nutrients and vitamins more readily assimilated by the body. The addition of the sprouted legumes (soybeans/lentil beans) provided the essential amino acids necessary for a complete protein This mixture was then crushed, formed into ovals and slow-baked. Centuries later, our recipe is basically the same."

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5/9/07 5:54 P

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I don't have an answer I just had to say that those meatballs are good huh?





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I don't know why it's better. People eat sprouted wheat when they are eating a raw food diet, but I don't understand it in things that are cooked...

Other than that, it's just another version of whole grain, that I know of. Better for you than refined grain (which is converted into sugar pretty much instantly by your body). The noodles are good, though. :)

Anyone else out there done more research on it?

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5/9/07 11:31 A

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what's the deal with sprouted wheat? why am i supposed to eat it? i work with a woman who's always talking about it, but she never gets past nebulous non-explanations about "toxins" & whatnot...

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5/8/07 2:02 P

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I did get some of these, by the way. Yum! I ate them with TJ's sprouted wheat noodles.

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4/22/07 2:10 P

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6! I thought it was two and freaked out over eating 4 of them the other day!! Well then...

Thanks so much enzyme!





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4/21/07 9:30 P

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Six meatballs! I got way too into googling this, but I live with a vegetarian (who I also just got on Sparkpeople, heh heh) so I feel the plight of those trying to quantify fake meat stuff.

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4/18/07 9:23 P

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Nope, but it sounds good... I need to go to Trader Joe's.

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4/18/07 11:53 A

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Because I entered them into my food tracker a while ago as one serving but I can't remember how many one serving is!

Thanks!





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