What are the Nutritional Benefits of Cleaned Wheat??

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  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any nutritionaly benefits of cleaned wheat? My supermarket sells Layer pellets in a 5kg bag, and sitting next to it was a 5kg bag of cleaned wheat.

    Any benefit to buying a bag of each and mixing them..?
     
  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nutrition will greatly increase if you sprout them.This is what I do with the wheat grain.Then feed to the chickens.

    Wheat Sprouts Nutrition
    The nutritional content of the wheat berry quadruples in some of the vitamins and minerals through the sprouting process. For example, once the wheat berry is sprouted, vitamin B-12 quadruples, other B vitamins increases 3 to 12 times, vitamin E content triples, and the fiber content increases three to four times that of whole wheat bread! According to research undertaken at the University of Minnesota, sprouting increases the total nutrient density of wheat berries. Here is an example of what happens to the wheat berry once it sprouts. It’s absolutely amazing!

    •Vitamin B1 (thiamin) increase of 28%
    •Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) increase of 315%
    •Vitamin B3 (niacin) increase of 66%
    •Vitamin B5 (pantathenic) increase of 65%
    •Biotin increase of 111%
    •Folic acid increase of 278%
    •Vitamin C increase of 300%
     
  3. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:So where do these extra vitamins come from? Were they already present in an unassimilable form and were converted in the presence of moisture and heat? What about the extra fiber you mentioned? Was it insoluble fiber that was transformed into soluble fiber?
     
  4. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So where do these extra vitamins come from? Were they already present in an unassimilable form and were converted in the presence of moisture and heat? What about the extra fiber you mentioned? Was it insoluble fiber that was transformed into soluble fiber?

    I assume a similar process to when you plant a zucchini/tomato/apple seed and it turns into a zucchini/tomato/apple plant that produces more zucchini/tomato/apples


    However, Oberhaslikid... it's labelled 'cleaned wheat'.. I dont think it's growable..
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cleaned wheat only means it's been run thru a screening process to clean any weed seeds or chaff out more than likely. Just out of curiousity what do they charge for a 5 pound bag? We raise wheat so I was just wondering how much they jack the price up.
     
  6. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It becomes a live food source Like apples, tomatoes is live foods and are more nutritious.Then dried form some of the cells are killed off.

    Deep inside the seed, there is a genetic package sleeping, waiting to awaken. As water is introduced, enzyme inhibitors are disabled and the seed explodes to life. Germination unfolds, and enzymes trigger elaborate biochemical changes. Proteins break into amino acids. Water-soluble vitamins such as B complex and vitamin C are created. Fats and carbohydrates are converted into simple sugars. Then the seed expends all its energy to break through the soil. Weight increases as the seed absorbs water and minerals.

    Through the miracle of germination, thiamin increases five-fold and niacin content doubles. Vitamin C, E and carotene increase. In fact, the vitamin C content becomes as rich as tomatoes. Sprouting is accompanied by an intense enzymatic hydrolysis of protein. Stored proteins are broken down into component amino acids. Because the protein is predigested, sprouts are more easily assimilated and less gas-forming than dried beans. Digestibility is vastly improved.
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hi Katy, I did notice she is in Australia and referred to it as a 5kg bag (all weights there are in kg). At 2.2lb per kg, she's talking about 11lbs, so you'd have to compare her price to an 11lb bag here. I did think it was cool she can get it at her local grocery store though....
     
  8. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! Germination really is a miracle! Thanks for the info. [​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Hi Katy, I did notice she is in Australia and referred to it as a 5kg bag (all weights there are in kg). At 2.2lb per kg, she's talking about 11lbs, so you'd have to compare her price to an 11lb bag here. I did think it was cool she can get it at her local grocery store though....

    Didn't even notice that!
     

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