A mild and tasty 10-day sprout. Grows great in SproutMaster for mild lettuce-like cuttings.
Days to Sprout
10 to 12 Days
1/2 cup of dry seed yields approx. 5 cups of sprouts.
Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you'd like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they'll last even longer!
Good source of vitamin B6, iron, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, and essential amino acids
Did You Know
While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. (NOTE: Mumm's cannot guarantee that buckwheat has not come into contact with other grains during the manufacturing process.)
Note on photosensitization- information as of August 20, 04 - There is some information indicating that buckwheat shoots in large quantities may cause a reversible photosensitization that includes uncomfortable symptoms. We are currently recommending moderate consumption of buckwheat shoots, and complete avoidance if any light sensitivity occurs. A short article by Gilles Arbour, discoverer of this problem, is available at http://www.gillesarbour.com/buckwheat.php. There is a link to further very detailed information. Aug 15/11- Since first posting this warning in 2004, we have continued to enjoy buckwheat shoots on a regular basis without any of the above symptoms, nor have any of our customers reported any negative symptoms.
Best Sprouting Method
Sprouting Tray (such as the SproutMaster)
Freshlife Automatic Sprouter
Soak 6 to 12 hours – Rinse enough seed to cover the bottom of the sprouting tray. Cover seed with water for 6 to 12 hours. Drain, holding at an angle to remove excess water. Spread seed evenly on bottom of sprouting tray. Cover with lid or plastic bag.
Rinse twice a day – Rinse with water, using either gentle flow from tap, dipping in a sink, or spraying. Drain thoroughly.
Enjoy! Ready in 10 to 12 days – Refrigerate to keep fresh. Harvest by cutting above roots as needed. Sprouts store best when fairly dry- do not store immediately after rinsing.