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Old 01-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Eating raw/uncooked grains

It's a long story as to why but I read a long, long time ago that eating uncooked brown rice is "good for you"; the book I'm thinking about said to chew it 100 times. By happenstance I started reading about Raw Foods and Super Foods and so I started chomping on uncooked brown rice -- and I like it.

I've been looking online for information about uncooked grains and I can't find a thing. I've noticed no ill effects since I started snacking on it early last week. In fact, I'm maybe a bit more, ahem, regular this week....

Anyone have any information to share?

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Old 01-11-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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That is horrible for your teeth! Your dentist would tell you to stop immediately I am sure.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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Maybe not as bad as you think. I kind of suck on the grains for a while, kind of softly biting them as if it were gum until it eventually breaks down. It's surprisingly sweet, I think that's why I like it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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I cannot speak to the practice of eating uncooked rice, but many grains are excellent sprouted. Wheat berries, for example.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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I cannot speak to the practice of eating uncooked rice, but many grains are excellent sprouted. Wheat berries, for example.
Can we sprout brown rice?

I've been reading about people who sprout grains, beans, and legumes and then dehydrate them. That sounds counter productive to me. Has anyone here ever tried that?
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:44 PM   #7
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I kinda feel like that old gal after the holidays -- mooo.
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I suppose you could put rice in a food processor which could make a course powder...
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I actually like eating rolled oats raw. They are definitely more pleasantly textured than when zapped in the microwave into a mush.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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Just out of curiosity, what does your diet say is wrong with boiling rice? :)
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