John Hill, author of the book How to Live on Wheat released a Third Edition. It’s an improvement over previous editions because it has expanded content and better explanations of several important aspects of storing and using stored grains and legumes.
Hill says whole grains are the most economical way to store food. Wheat is king because it has a long storage life, high protein and gluten that enables bread to rise.
How to Live on Wheat was originally written to give a streamlined, condensed and simplified presentation on how to use stored wheat as food. Anyone unfamiliar with this concept would find out how simple and unintimidating it is.
This third edition contains more explanation and background on the basics, plus a broadened consideration of other grains and legumes.
Here are a few of the key points.
Grains should be stored and used as living sproutable seeds. This means avoiding the use of Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. (Use them with “dead food”). Sproutable wheat, especially sprouted wheat is fresh food with no compromise in nutrition.
Sprouting grains increases nutritional value and destroys components that interfere with nutrient absorption.
All of the basic foods that can be made from wheat can also be made from sprouted wheat including bread, noodles, wheat berries, etc.
Sourdough fermentation is an additional way of enhancing food quality.
Using whole grains and legumes is simple, energy efficient and unintimidating.
Many of the recipes in this book are deliberately bare bones simple so everyone can understand how easy this is.
Furthermore, Hill notes that all other stored foods are processed. Processing removes nutrients and causes other changes in the food that are not beneficial for our health.
There’s a tradeoff between optimum nutrition and being able to store food for longer periods for distribution, winter storage, and emergency use, as well as travel, military supply and exploration. With wheat, this tradeoff is not necessary.
Sproutable wheat, especially sprouted wheat, is fresh food with no compromise in nutrition.
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