How to Sprout Buckwheat Groats

How to Sprout Buckwheat Groats

Wild Groats buckwheat is loaded with minerals and vitamins, making it one of the healthiest gluten-free grain alternatives. What makes our buckwheat special is that it is raw and sproutable (so healthy it grows!). Unlike many other buckwheat brands on the market which sell toasted buckwheat, we wanted to provide the option of sprouting Wild Groats because it takes the nutrient richness of our buckwheat to the next level!

Why Sprout Wild Groats?

Buckwheat is known for being rich in antioxidants, and sprouted buckwheat is even higher in antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium. 

Similar to many seeds, nuts, and legumes, buckwheat contains phytic acid, an enzyme inhibitor that reduces the ability for nutrients to be absorbed.

Why Do Enzyme Inhibitors Exist?

Enzyme inhibitors are the natural defense mechanism that ensures the seeds' survival and allows them to release their full nutritional potential when conditions are right. When we consume enzyme inhibitors, especially in larger quantities, they can reduce our ability to digest the food, leading to a sensation of fullness, bloating, and other signs of indigestion. That’s why it’s recommended to soak or sprout foods with enzyme inhibitors. Doing so will naturally break down the phytic acid and deactivate the enzyme inhibitors, improving nutrient absorption and digestibility.

In the list of benefits below, we share why sprouting takes Wild Groats to a new optimal health level!

Benefits of Sprouting Wild Groats

Sprouts are high in fibers, micronutrients, and phytonutrients and have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals than the non-sprouted or cooked versions.

When eaten raw, they are richer in enzymes, making them more digestible and increasing the bioavailability of their nutrients. They are also low in calories, leaving you feeling lighter and cleaner. Wild Groats are known for being rich in antioxidants, and sprouted Wild Groats are even higher in antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium.

Other benefits of sprouting Wild Groats:

  • More alkaline
  • Higher in bioflavonoids and co-enzyme Q10
  • The sprouts cleanse the colon
  • Beneficial for those with candida overgrowth or high blood sugar, as sprouting decreases the glycemic load of buckwheat
  • And the icing on top of it all is that Wild Groats are one of the easiest (and quickest!) seeds to sprout 
Papaya boat with sprouted buckwheat Wild Groats and fruit

    How To Sprout Wild Groats


    • Any amount of Wild Groats (organic, raw buckwheat groats)


    1. Add any amount of Wild Groats into a bowl or jar (i.e., sprouting jar)

    2. Fill with clean, filtered water to ensure the water is higher than the amount of buckwheat used.

    3. Let soak for a minimum of 20 minutes and up to 6 hours.

    4. Drain and rinse well a few times.

    5. If you are not using a sprouting jar with a sprouting lid, place the strained groats onto a sieve and bowl bigger than the sieve.

    6. Let sprout overnight. Within 24 to 48 hours, you will see a tiny sprout "tail" emerge from the buckwheat seeds! Rinse one more time before consuming and enjoy!

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