If you are looking to add a variety of organic whole grains and legumes to your diet, The Lamb Shoppe has a nice selection of top quality organic products. Whether you need a hearty grain for a breakfast cereal such as steel cut oats, rolled oats or buckwheat groats, or you want red quinoa for that special side dish, or you fancy multi-colored Minnesota grown popcorn, you will find it all at a great price.
Need gluten-free grains? No problem, The Lamb Shoppe has non-GMO corn, buckwheat, millet and rice.
About traditional soaking of grains to remove phytates.
The centuries-old process of soaking grains (and nuts and seeds), also known as culturing, helps to breakdown the anti-nutrients and digestibility of the grain, plus this process helps to release highly beneficial nutrients. Soaking grains is very easy. It just takes a little planning ahead. The result is a highly nutritious and easy to digest whole-grain food with superb robust flavor.
Essentially, soaking helps to breakdown the difficult to digest components of grains, called phytates. It’s done by soaking grains in water in a warm place with an enzyme-rich catalyst such as raw apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, whey, yogurt, or kefir for a period of time, usually overnight.
The Lamb Shoppe carries the following whole grains and legumes:
- Barley – Hulled & Pearled
- Brown Rice – Short Grain & Long Grain Basmati
- Buckwheat Groats
- Eikhorn Grain
- Oats – Groats, Rolled, Steel Cut
- Popcorn – Yellow, White, & Multi-colored
- Rye Berries
- Wheat Berries – Soft White & Hard Red Spring
- Black Turtle Beans
- Fava Beans
- Garbanzo Beans
- Green Split Peas
- Kidney Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Navy Beans