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Sprouting Seeds

Sprouting Seeds

Seeds hold the mysterious life force potential. The process of sprouting seeds can also serve as a healing metaphor for the practice of cultivating and sprouting life. Sprouts are a delicious and easy way to pack more nutrition into your diet. Add them to salads, or just eat a handful for a snack. Not only are they delicious and simple to add to almost any meal, they are very easy to grow indoors all year round.

When picking out seeds, look for certified organic sprouting seeds only. Seeds that are prepared for sprouting have strict regulations they have to follow and they will be the safest for use in sprouting at home. Purchase fresh, certified seeds from a trusted source, and keep them clean. Growing sprouts at home are well worth it. The nutritional benefits of homegrown sprouts could be just the energy boost you need.

Types of Seeds Good for Sprouting:

  • Brocolli
  • Alfalfa
  • Lentils
  • Radish
  • Mung Bean
  • Beet
  • Green Pea
  • Mustard
  • Fenugreek
  • Red Clover
  • Sunflower

Benefits of Sprouting:

  • increases nutrients- vitamins, minerals and enzymes
  • great source of antioxidants
  • lowers glycemic levels
  • source of fiber
  • good source of B vitamins, phosphorous, and magnesium
  • easy to digest 

How to Sprout Seeds:

  • order mason jar sprouting lids (preference), or a cheese cloth (less air filtration)
  • use a clear glass mason jar
  • use filtered and blessed water
  • soak seeds (1-2 Tablespoons) in water for a about 8 hours, rinse seeds by spiraling water, then drain the water
  • keep jar at an inverted angle with the sprouting lid downward
  • be sure the extra water that drains is not an issue
  • repeat for a 3-5 days until sprouts are ready to eat
  • to prevent bacteria ensure good air filtration, and rinse sprouts thoroughly a few times daily 
  • Hull the sprouts by submerging sprouts in cool water and push the sprouts down with your hands, most of the hulls will rise to the top of the water
  • filter out the hulls with your hands
  • drain sprouts well and eat
  • you can also store sprouts in the refrigerator for a few days

 

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