Are my Wheat Berries Sprouted or DROWNED??
I have a bread baking blog where I posted some information about sprouting wheat berries at home, then dehyrdating them and grinding them to bake bread. I posted a topic called WHY SPROUTED WHEAT?
Someone posted a comment to my topic saying that there was a good chance that my berries where in fact DROWNED and not sprouted! Here is an excerpt from that posted comment: "...and of utmost importance, they conduct the falling number test to determine that the grain has been sprouted and not drown...all steps that cannot be done in a home operation. Based on convention wisdom about how to sprout grains, most of the grain is being drown and not sprouted"
I conducted a test to see how many of my sprouts had actually sprouted and to see if any of the berries did not sprout, indicating that they are drowned I suppose. I could only find a few berries that may not have sprouted after 24 hours of sprouting following a 10 hour soak. Here is the photo of the sprouts:
I plan on waiting another 24 hours to see if the berries that are questionable did develop a full blown sprout.
Can anyone provide me with some more information on this topic?