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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.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (White/Brown/Ba... 1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Adzuki Beans B N A A A A B N
Chicory 3 B B N N N N B B
Garbanzo Bean (Chick... A A A A A A N A
Olive Oil 3 ,4 B B B B B B B B

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Buckwheat/Kasha 1 B N A A A A N A
Wheat (Whole Wheat Pro... 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.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

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

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  •     Written in Perl by Peter D'Adamo. Copyright 2007-2015 All rights reserved.

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