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Wheat Berries?


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Wheat Berries?

fudisgud | Jul 10, 2007 02:38 PM

I bought some wheat berries about a month ago to show to the 3&4 year olds i was teaching about wheat and where it comes from. Afterwards i stowed it away in a sealed glass container in a dark place and forgot about it until now. I would hate to see good food go to waste, so i figured i should cook them some how. Are they still okay to eat? (i know wheat flour goes rancid qucikly) If so, i've never cooked wheat berries before (and have only really seen it in sprouted breads at the markets) so what would be the most basic recipe? After searching through the message board i see that it's often used for cold salads - is that the best use? I also see that it takes a rather long time to cook - does it grow very much in size the way that rice and other grains do? Also, (sorry for the many questions) is this something a child would enjoy? (i have a four year old who admittedly has advanced taste buds but am not sure if she would eat it.) Thanks so much for any help!

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