Pick Your Favorite Sprouts to Eat
by Steve Meyerowitz, Sproutman®
Below is a brief description of the most popular sprouts---their usage, taste, and growing method. For more details get my interactive Color Sprout Chart or Sprouts the Miracle Food. "FL" refers to my Freshlife Sprouter and "Bag" recommends using my own invention: the Hemp Sprout Bag. WGG is my Wheatgrass Grower. "Days" is the number of days it takes to mature.
|SUNFLOWER||Large leaf micro-green 7-10 inches tall. Hardy green leaf with rich flavor. Freshlife, 8 days.|
|BROCCOLI||Rich broccoli flavor, small green leaf. Salads. Freshlife or sprout bag. 6 days.|
||Absolutely delicious. Baby onion greens. A must. Freshlife or bag. 14 days.|
|GARLIC CHIVES||The best way to eat garlic. Chlorophyll reduces odor. Freshlife or bag. 14 days.|
|ALFALFA||Hearty mild, leafy green for salads or juice. Freshlife or sprout bag. 7 days.
|RED CLOVER||Spicier cousin of alfalfa. Freshlife or Sprout Bag. 7 days.
|CRIMSON CLOVER||Spicier cousin of alfalfa with jumbo leaves. Freshlife or Sprout Bag. 7 days.
|CHINA ROSE RADISH||Spicy and colorful. Delicious in salads. Freshlife or Sprout Bag. 6 days.
|DAIKON RADISH||Hottest of the radishes. Freshlife or bag. 6 days.
|CHINESE CABBAGE||Rich cabbage flavor, small green leaf. Salad. Freshlife or Sprout Bag. 5 days.
|FENUGREEK||Healthful bitter salad herb. 4" long stalk and big leaf. Freshlife or Sprout Bag. 8 days.|
|BUCKWHEAT LETTUCE||Long 4-5" stalk, big succulent leaf, salad. Freshlife or Wheatgrass Grower. 10 days.
|SHELLED SUNFLOWER||Nutty and tart. Great for snack or salad. Sprout Bag. Maximum 2 days. Refrigerate thereafter.|
|GARBANZO||Great for dips like hummus, cooked vegetable or soups. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|SWEET GREEN PEA||Fresh garden peas. Cooked vegetable or soups. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|MUNG BEAN||Chinese saute dishes or add to salads. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|ADZUKI BEAN||Cousin of mung with flavor. Salads, cook, saute. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|GREEN PEA SHOOTS||Grows into a 10 inch tall shoot with large leaf. Mild. Sprout Bag 5 days or FL or WG Grower or Freshlife 9 days.|
|FRENCH LENTIL.||Popular addition to salads, marinate, soups or sautes. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|RED SPROUT PEANUT||Superb dry roasted snack. Use only raw valencia peanuts. Sprout Bag 9 days or until shoot is the length of the nut..|
|HARD RED WHEAT||Make sprout breads and crackers using the Bag. 2 days. Or for growing Wheatgrass. WGG. 12 days.|
|WHEATGRASS||Wheatgrass and Kamut grass. WGG or Freshlife. 12 days. Soil or no-soil. Use for Juice therapy.|
|BARLEY GRASS||Bigger than wheatgrass, more protein & chlorophyll. WG Grower. Soil or no-soil. 12 days.|
|KAMUT WHEAT||Best sprout bread. Highest protein. (see grass) Bag. 2 days.|
|SOFT WHITE WHEAT||Sprout cookies, crackers, cereal, snacks, rejuvelac. Sprout Bag 2 days.|
|SPELT-WHEAT ALTERNATIVE||Sprout cookies, crackers, cereal, snacks, rejuvelac. Sprout Bag 2 days.|
|RYE||Delicious sprout bread recipes. Less sweet than wheat. Sprout Bag 2 days.|
|BROWN MUSTARD||Hot! Small dark green leaf. Spice. Sprout Bag 5 days.|
|QUINOA||A crunchy, tiny grain sprout for salad or breads. Sprout Bag 2 days only.|
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