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Ask Tess: What do I do with all of these wheat berries?

Tess,

Why such an emphasis on huge quantities of wheat. I wouldn’t even know what to do with it. I thought the basic goal was to store what you eat and eat what you store. I have NEVER used raw wheat in my life …

Beginner Prepper

Answer:

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Wheat is one of those healthy, multipurpose preps that can help sustain us during long term emergencies [2]. They are also a true whole grain. A cup of cooked wheat berries has about 300 calories and is packed with fiber, protein, and iron. Tasty sprouts are loaded with vitamin E, a cell-protecting antioxidant, and magnesium, which is good for healthy bones and muscles.

They can be used as a breakfast cereal, ground into flour, used to make bread [3], added to soups, cooked and added to salads or sprouted for a healthy snack and even sweetened for desserts.

In my opinion, having a supply of wheat berries in an extended emergency will enrich your SHTF diet with essential calories and vitamins rich. They will help you withstand the increased physical demands of surviving a long term disaster, as well as keep you healthy. To see how many wheat berries your family will need to check out our online food calculator [4].

Hope this helps!

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Tess Pennington