Still researching the phytates and phytic acids in grains and I'm not completely sure what my plan of action will be but this article has been the best so far that I've found.http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/living-with-phytic-acid
But before I move forward on my grain project, I've I some onions that needed dealt with before I lost any more of them. Some of the onions,, I've had in the basement from our garden, have begun to sprout. A few are just down right rotten but many of them are soft on the outer layers but pulling that aside, underneath is solid tissue. It is this tissue that I chop up and put in the dehydrator.
I also have some onion seed that I need to get started. It was a part of the experiment last year where I saved seed from an onion left in the garden over the winter, that sprouted come spring.With not much surviving the harsh winters, it is a good candidate to propagate, since the point is to choose vegetable breeds that do well in your area along with individuals within that breed.
And since onion seed only last a year, it's do or die situation, literally, with that seed.