Good Morning, I just notice your post and guess I must have missed that you were diabetic in your posts in A & P and Depression. Sorry about that.
If you look to the right under resources you will see HW has listed great choices for members to use.
I like the book The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges. Also are you working with a Registered Dietitian to help teach you how to evaluate which foods are best and how to evaluate the nutrition labels on the packaged foods?
Many of the books listed are inexpensive and if ordered online will be delivered right to your home.
I really am not an expert on complex carbs versus simple carbs when it comes to groats. That may be where a Dietitian would be your best resource.
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I haven't been diagnosed with Diabetes,however was diagnosed with Reactive Hypoglycemia.Am trying to eat Healthy,Nutritiously and follow a Low-Glycemic Index,Low-Carb/No Carb,Low-Fat and High Fiber Diet.
Thank you for the Resources and the link..I will look into discussing Complex and Simple Carbs with a Dietician,or read in my College Nutrition Book.Took a Nutrition course for RN School and couldn't sell the Book back.
I don't know anyone who would eat Buckwheat Groats and seeing that I paid $6.39 + Tax for a 1.5 LB bag..
Have a terrific Morning
Post Edited (LanieG) : 8/9/2008 10:26:28 AM (GMT-6)
Great answer from Jeanie,
I would start learning as much as you can by going to the link Jeanie provided, Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load.
It is a wonderful thing to have this forum available but don't forget to work with your physician.
I've always been a Meat eater,however lately have thought about eating less Meat simply because I can't find Organic Grass Fed Beef or Mercury free Fish.Am trying to find other sources of Protein instead of eating Meat.I really don't see a problem eating Buckwheat Groats once per Week or perhaps once every couple of Weeks.Am talking about 1 serving only..
As for Goats..I detest them!They stink,are ugly,eat everything in sight and leave little pills all over the place!
I can not test until I receive the Meter's I sent for.I should receive in another Week or two.I really appreciate Lanie sending links to my e-mail
I will give the link you included a good looking over..Oh I'm almost positive I'll "flip flop" into being a full blown Diabetic if I'm not already..I was diagnosed as Reactive Hypoglycemia at age 21-22..am now 35 headed toward 36
Am having problem returning to my Physician..guess I'm gonna have to purchase a Wagon and a team of Horses!
Put 2/3 Cup of seed into a bowl .Add 2-3 times as much cool (60-70 degree) water.Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.Allow seeds to Soak for 20 - 60 minutes.(Note: Groats take up all the water they need quickly. They get waterlogged if soaked too long, and will never sprout - so - Don't over-soak!)
Drain off the soak water.Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water
Note: Groats create the starchiest water on Earth - it is amazingly thick! They won't sprout too well unless you get rid of it - so Rinse and Rinse and Rinse until the water runs clear. It can take a little while - but don't skimp.
Rinse until the water runs clear. Drain thoroughly.Set anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses.
Rinse and Drain again in 4-8 hours.And, perhaps one more...Rinse and Drain in 4-8 hours.And, possibly one more...Rinse and Drain in 4-8 hours.
I like my sprouts small so I stop whenever they have tiny tails. The sprouts are done 8-12 hours after the final rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final rinse.
The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.
Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice - glass is good - and put them in your refrigerator - if you can keep from eating them all first.
Note: Grains do not store well in refrigeration so you should try to grow just what you need. They continue to grow - even in the refrigerator.
This is how I sprout them for my bread- I wonder if your friend's mother uses buckwheat flour- which is milled buckwheat, not groats. I think these directions originally came from the sproutman site, or maybe sproutpeople.com - I can't remember. I do kasha differently.
Do you have a source (website etc) to back up your claim?The Brand (from a reputable Company) of Buckwheat Groats I bought has 31 total Grams of Carb,so I gave to a Neighbor.
Does Sprouting Buckwheat Groats change the Carb content?
I am not sure if the carb content changes. The sticky water suggests to me that some of the starch is being washed away, just like when I make seitan, rinsing the starch away from the high gluten flour leaves the protein for me to work with.
Sprouting tends to change the composition of a grain in general. Sprouted breads do not raise my blood sugar, where regular breads do.
The thing to remember about buckwheat is that is has a good ratio of protein to carb, and a fair amount of those carbs are fiber which helps to lower blood sugar levels. it contains a lot of nutrients also. It is an unprocessed food, so it still contains all of its goodness.
Controlling our sugar level is important, but we also must consider our nutritional needs. I'm not a fan of elminating any natural, unprocessed food from my diet just because of its carb level. I always test its effect on my numbers and I have found that most natural foods in correct portion sizes do not raise my sugar levels. I enjoy a wide range of healthy, nutritious food- I do not feel deprived or driven to binge eat, and my numbers are all in good ranges.