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#1 Old 06-15-2007, 06:44 AM
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Hello everyone! Aussyj here, and I have a few questions for you raw goers on information about safety.



I am seriously considering going raw (just now trying my hand at sprouting some beans. It seems to be going fine so far. *Fingers Crossed*), and I was wondering if you could tell me what is safe to eat sprouted/raw and what is not.



Also, I am not sure how one would go about making this things as a Raw Diet follower, so please enlighten me if you would:



Rice (Do I just soak it for a while, or what?)



Oats and Buckwheat?





Thanks a ton!
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#2 Old 06-15-2007, 07:05 AM
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The only thing that I know of to tell you is to never sprout red kidney beans. They can be poisonous.
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#3 Old 06-19-2007, 12:05 PM
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I did a little search on this from some raw links a friend on another board gave me as I've also espoused a desire to make my diet more raw (I'm neither vegan nor raw but know my diet needs some 'work'.)



This link is on sprouting, so it may or may not be of use to you:

Sprouting: A Brief Overview

"Rice: Soak 12-18 hours, sprout 1.0+ days. Method: cloth or jar. Only brown, unprocessed rice will sprout. White rice, wild rice are dead and won't sprout. Standard long grain rice doesn't sprout. Short, medium grain brown rice, also brown basmati (but not Texmati) rice will sprout. Before root appears, rice can be eaten but difficult: bland, chewy, *very* filling. Once root appears, rice sprout is very bitter. The only rice I suggest sprouting is: Lundberg Farms "Wehani" rice, a specialty rice (sprout 1.5 days). It is least bitter - less bitter than fenugreek - of possible use in recipes."



From that same site, the few other recipes I saw also asked for a soak of the rice for at least 12 hours. Usually it was for brown rice, too, like the excerpt above says. But that's the better rice for you nutrition-wise anyway
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#4 Old 06-19-2007, 05:23 PM
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I love to sprout! Its easy. Kentauros gave you a great link. I wouldn't sprout beans because of their toxicity. If you want to keep them in your diet, then eat them cooked. Just remember to rinse your sprouts often (2-3x a day). Check for a smell. I've thrown out sprouts only a few times. Research and experiment, you'll be fine.
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#5 Old 06-19-2007, 08:31 PM
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I don't sprout so I do not have any advice in that department. I just wanted to congratulate you on starting raw.
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