- A rich source of antioxidants and alkalizing to the body. Both of these effects are essential for protecting against disease and strengthening the immune system.
- A good source of essential fatty acids, which many diets are lacking in.
- An excellent source of fiber.
- Rich in chlorophyll, if you allow them to reach their green leaf stage. (Chlorophyll is a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder.)
- A good source of vitamins. (The vitamin density of some seeds can increase from 100% to 2000% after several days of sprouting.)
- Filled with an array of essential minerals. (During sprouting, the minerals develop into a chelated form, making them easier for the body to utilize).
- A good source of protein.
The Basics of Sprouting:
Seed storage: keep in a dry environment to keep dorman (inactive, sleeping seeds) happy
Soaking: Turning a dormant seed into a nutritional powerhouse.
Rinsing: Water is the key ingredient in sprouts. Use it often.
Draining: It is essential that sprouts be drained thoroughly after rinsing. Sitting in a puddle is the most common cause of crop failure.
Air circulation: If your sprouts can’t breathe while growing - they can die. Don’t put them in a closed cabinet.Cleanliness: Your seed should be clean and your sprouting device should be sterile. Wash your sprouter well between crops. Sterilize when necessary