December 30th, 2009Articles
Here’s a list of my favorite sprouts. . .
What they taste like. . .
What they look like. . .
How to grow them. . .
And how many days they take to grow.
VERTICAL: Describes any type of sprouts that allows the sprouts to grow straight up, just like plants grow in an outdoor garden.
BAG: Describes one of my favorite methods of growing sprouts – with a sprout bag. If you don’t have one of these fabric bags, you can substitute with a jar. But jar sprouting it not as good because it does not breathe or drain perfectly and that causes problems.
DAYS: Describes how many days it takes for the sprouts to be ready for harvest. It can vary up or down a day depending on temperature and season.SUNFLOWER:Large 6-7″ tall, hardy green leaf. Rich flavor. Vertical, Days=8.BROCCOLI:Rich broccoli flavor, small green leaf. Salads. Vertical or sprout bag, Days=6.FRENCH ONION:Absolutely delicious. Baby onion greens. A must. Vertical or bag, Days=14.GARLIC CHIVES:The best way to eat garlic. Vertical or bag, Days=14.JUMBO ALFALFA:Hearty Mild, leafy green for salads or juice. Vertical, Days 7RED CLOVER:Spicier cousin of alfalfa. Vertical, Days=7.CRIMSON CLOVER:Spicier cousin of alfalfa with jumbo leaves. Vertical, Days=7.CHINA ROSE RADISH:Hot, spicy and colorful. Delicious in salads. Vertical, Days=6.CHINESE CABBAGE:Rich cabbage flavor, small green leaf. Salad. Vertical, Days=5.FENUGREEK:Healthful bitter salad herb. 4″ long stalk and big leaf. Vertical, Days=9.BUCKWHEAT LETTUCE:Long 4-5″ stalk, big succulent leaf, salad. Vertical, Days=11.SHELLED SUNFLOWER:Nutty and tart. Great for snack or salad. Bag, Days=2. Refrigerate thereafter.GARBANZO:Great for dips like hummus, cooked vegetable or soups. Bag, Days=5.SWEET GREEN PEA:Fresh garden peas. Cooked vegetable or soups. Bag, Days=5.MUNG BEAN:Chinese saute dishes or add to salads. Bag, Days=5.ADZUKI BEAN:Cousin of mung with flavor. Salads, cook, saute. Bag, Days=5.RED PEA LETTUCE:American grown cousin of Adzuki bean. Grows into a 10 inch tall shoot withlarge leaf. Mild. Vertical, Days=9.BABY GREEN LENTIL:Popular addition to salads, marinate, soups or sautes. Bag, Days=5.RED SPROUT PEANUT:Superb dry roasted snack. Easier to digest. Use raw valencia peanuts. Must roast to eat. Bag, Days=10.HARD RED WHEAT:Make sprout breads and crackers. Bag, Days=2. Great for Wheatgrass when grown in soil.WHEATGRASS:Wheatgrass and Kamut grass. 8-10 days. Soil or Vertical. Use for Juice therapy.BARLEY GRASS:Bigger than wheatgrass, more protein & chlorophyll. Soil or Vertical. Days=12.KAMUT EGYPTIAN WHEAT:Best sprout bread. Highest protein. (see grass) Bag, Days=2.SOFT WHITE WHEAT:Sprout cookies, crackers, cereal, snacks, rejuvelac. Bag, Days=2.SPELT-WHEAT ALTERNATIVE:Sprout cookies, crackers, cereal, snacks, rejuvelac. Bag, Days=2.RYE:Delicious sprout bread recipes. Less sweet than wheat. Bag, Days=2.BROWN MUSTARD:Hot! Small dark green leaf. Spice. Bag or Vertical, Days=5.QUINOA:A crunchy, tiny grain sprout for salad or breads. Bag, Days=2-3.Tags: cleanse, cleansing, digestion, food combining, health, juicing, seeds, sprout bread, sprouting, sprouts
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I had been a 100% raw fooder for 8 years, but for the last 5 years am only 80% or so… Nonetheless I still eat a very healthy mostly raw vegan diet.
I am interested in buying “survival food.” I am well aware that those foods are far less healthy than growing my own sprouts. Therefore I would like to buy a sufficient quantity of sprout seeds to feed a man in a survival situation for perhaps up to one year.
Which sprout seeds do you know that can survive without refrigeration in a tropical environment, ones that have a long ‘shelf life?’ Ones that offer good varied nutrition and are affordable, practical & meet the requirements for emergency food for adverse times?
Mark S Blackburn
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