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Ohsawa Coffee (Yannoh) - (Grain Coffee)
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This 'grain coffee' recipe is gratefully posted with permission from the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation from the book 'Zen Macrobiotics--the Art of Rejuvenation and Longevity' by George Ohsawa, edited by Carl Ferre, copyright 1995. It is copied from page 91, Item 304.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Beverages

    Original recipe:

  • 3 Tablespoons rice
  • 2 Tablespoons wheat
  • 2 Tablespoons adzuki beans
  • 1 Tablespoon chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon chicory
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

    Modified Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon spelt berries
  • 1 Tablespoon buckwheat
How to make it:
  1. In a pan, roast grains and beans separately until well browned.
  2. Mix together and add oil.
  3. Cool and grind into powder.
  4. Prepare beverage to desired strength, using boiling water.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Adzuki Beans  B N A A A A B N
Chicory3 B B N N N N B B
Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea)  A A A A A A N A
Olive Oil3 ,4 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Buckwheat/Kasha1 B N A A A A N A
Wheat (Whole Wheat Products)1 ,3 ,4 N A N A A A A A
Spelt (whole)1 ,3 ,4 N N B N B N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 17, 2007 at 10:58 AM By: Drea