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#1 Old 02-18-2008, 04:07 PM
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Is this safe since quinoa is a seed and not a grain? Has anyone tried it? How do you do it?
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#2 Old 02-18-2008, 04:27 PM
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http://www.sproutpeople.com/seed/print/quinoa.html



I think I might give it a try too. I am loving quinoa at the moment.
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#3 Old 02-19-2008, 06:16 AM
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i make sprouted quinoa salad, with quinoa, lemon juice, chopped veggies and some parsley. it's actually very good and quite filling.
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#4 Old 02-19-2008, 02:47 PM
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I love sprouted quinoa. They're such soft, delicate little sprouts that are perfect for topping off a salad.
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#5 Old 02-23-2008, 09:45 AM
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Sprouting is the practice of soaking, draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate, or sprout.



Many raw food dietitians avoid grains in favor of nuts and seeds.



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And, a partial list of edible sprouts:



Almond

Amaranth

Annatto seed

Anise seed

Arugula

Alfalfa

Adzuki bean

Barley grass

Basil

Broccoli

Buckwheat

Celery

Chives

Cilantro

Clover

Cress

Dill

Fennel

Fenugreek

Flax

Lemongrass

Lentils

Lettuce

Milk Thistle

Mizuna

Mung Bean

Mustard

Oats

Onion

Pea

Quinoa

Radish

Sesame

Soybean

Spelt

Sunflower

Tatsoi

Triticale

Watercress

Wheat berries (Wheat grass)

Kamut
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Do you all use a bowl for sprouting? Or a fancy sprouter?



Does the quinoa need to be rinsed before starting the process or is rinsing after the first soaking okay?
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I actually use a colander when I sprout beans...although for quinoa I'm not sure if it would fall right through, they're so small! I never sprouted quinoa but I love it so I think I may have to give this a try.
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#8 Old 02-25-2008, 04:10 PM
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for sprouting, i use glass jars (like leftover pasta sauce jars, or jam jars).

i cover the opening with cheesecloth, rinse the seeds, and put the jar upside down in a plastic tray.
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#9 Old 02-26-2008, 07:55 AM
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for sprouting, i use glass jars (like leftover pasta sauce jars, or jam jars).

i cover the opening with cheesecloth, rinse the seeds, and put the jar upside down in a plastic tray.



That's a good idea! I just use an old mason jar and try to pour out as much water as possible so they don't mold, but I like your idea much better.
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#10 Old 02-26-2008, 08:45 AM
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The thread title always makes me smile...

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Do you all use a bowl for sprouting? Or a fancy sprouter?

I use a (not so fancy, but very convenient) thing called Sprossen[sprout]garten

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Does the quinoa need to be rinsed before starting the process or is rinsing after the first soaking okay?

I would rinse the quinoa seeds very thoroughly even before soaking, just like before cooking them, to make sure the bitter stuff (saponines?) is removed.

Guess I'm going to give sprouting quinoa (not Quinoa) a try too, as it sounds easy and yummy.
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#11 Old 02-26-2008, 09:35 AM
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i rinse the quinoa frequently during the sprouting process bcause i find if i don't they get bitter. i wash and soak first in a class mixing bowl, and then rinse thoroughly and place the soaked quinoa in a strainer about the bowl, with a thin towel over it. every 6-8 hours i rinse the quioa well and continue sprouting. for textural purposes, i don't rinse within 2 hours of eating the quinoa so it's nice and dry.
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#12 Old 02-26-2008, 03:03 PM
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So I tried it (thanks for the link, Misty) and it turned out well. They looked like beautiful sprouts. It was strange eating cold quinoa, but I think I will set my oven to 100 degrees and put the sprouts in there to warm up. One thing that makes me uncomfortable though is that I am using tap water for all the rinsing, is there a way to disinfect, naturally?
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