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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sprouts 101

Purchase sprouting grains, seeds, or beans of choice.  This is my favorite mix.  It can be purchased at your local Health Food Store.  Any organic seeds can be used.  Radish, wheat, broccoli, clover, sunflower, alfalfa, beet, etc.  Try mung or garbanzo beans.  I like this mix because it gives you a good variety of seeds and beans. 

Scoop 1/4 to 1/2 cup of beans or seeds into a bowl of cool water.  Let soak for 24 hours.  I use this amount for 2 people.  You can do more at a time because the sprouts will refridgerate well up to 7 days.

                                               Beans and grains beginning to ferment.


   After soaking 24 hours drain off water and put seeds in a sprouter container or use a glass jar with a screen, nylon, or a cheese cloth stretched over the opening.

  I like these sprouter boxes.  You can stack as many high as you wish.  There are also dividers included so several different kinds of seeds can be sprouted at once.   This sprouter allows you to rinse easily, draining the water through  holes in the bottom. 

Rinse seeds 3 or 4 times a day.  I am lucky if I remember to do it just once.

Drain off the water and lay the jar on it's side.

                                                                     DAY 1

                                                                    DAY 2

                                                                       DAY 3

   DAY 4----   rinse a final time.  Use the sprouts in salads, stir-frys, sandwiches, add to your home-made bread.  I like to just eat them right our of the jar.  This is one of my favorite ways to eat the sprouts.  Place sprouts on a spinach wrap, add some avacado, tomato and sea salt.


                       NOW  REFRIDGERATE TO INHIBIT MORE GROWTH and to keep sprouts fresh.

Sprouts are an extremely good source of vitamins and minerals.  The nutritional value of the grain or seed is greatly increased through sprouting.  The seed is alive and provides your body with a true source of wellness, health, and long life.

1 comment:

  1. What I want to know is how big sister Jill who spends most of her time playing around in the dirt got so good at the computer? You need to write a book Jill, its fun to read you posts.