Sprouting Seeds for live food Mini E-book! http://www.sproutingmungbeans.com “Sprouting seeds for live food: a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals. Seeds have been described as the most pure food imaginable”. Cheap and easy to grow, you don‟t even need so much as a window box. If you buy them ready sprouted, you can be sure they‟re organic and produced without a trace of fertilizer or pesticide. When you sprout beans or seeds, what you produce is an enormously enhanced package of nutrients that were already present in the original seed. This can include the full range of vitamins and minerals, plus a powerhouse of plant enzymes. They‟re at their most abundant in the early sprouting stage. What, then, could be more beneficial than sprouting seeds for live food? Plant enzymes Plant enzymes are thought to activate our physical body‟s own enzyme systems thereby boosting our ability to metabolize fats and oils. Sprouted Seeds Turn into Super foods! One researcher found that vitamin levels of B2 in Oats rose by 1,300% almost as soon as they began sprouting. Moreover, by the time green leaves formed, the increase was 2000%. Yep, two thousand percent! Also, B6 was up 500% and Folic acid 600%. In one study, only small amounts of vitamin C were found in unsprouted wheat grains, yet this increased by 600% while sprouting over the next few days. Their wealth of 100% super nutrition, free of chemical pollutions, makes sprouts an obvious choice for the unwell - including cancer patients. Sprouting seeds for live food is used extensively at many clinics practicing the Natural Approach to cancer. They‟re valuable for anyone anxious to boost their immune defenses, and for all conditions needing first class nutrition. Sprouting Seeds, Grains, Nuts and Pulses Sprouts are cheap, easily accessible and an unpolluted source of vitamin C, some protein, traces elements, and B Group vitamins. They are also a true organic food, if they are grown on your very own windowsill, without chemicals. Freshly home grown sprouts haven‟t been processed stored or packaged You can grow them any day of the year- whatever the weather - and can harvest them fresh to eat just days later. They don‟t need cooking, cleaning or preparing, just the „daily rinse cycle.‟ Live sprouts are perfect for the sandwich box. Toss them in a salad or eat them as a vegetable. Mung Beans are the classic Chinese bean sprout. Children love growing Mustard and cress. You can experiment with all the others. Caution: Buy your seed and grains for sprouting from a reliable source which can guarantee them free from Fungicides. Which Seeds Should I Sprout? Sprouting seeds for live food can be done in a variety of ways. Seeds and beans which can be successfully sprouted are. Aduki bean Mung beans Soya beans Alfalfa Sesame Fenugreek Barley Wheat grains Chick Peas Lentils How to Sprout Seeds Specifically for Health? Purchase these from a health food shop, preferably organic. You can purchase special kits for sprouting, or use large jam jars with some type of cloth that allows the water to drain and the sprouts to drain freely. Secure the cloth with a rubber band to hold in place. Pick over the seeds to remove damaged ones when sprouting seeds for live food. Then soak in tepid water for up to twelve hours. Next, drain and wash the seed 2 to 3 times a day, and stand in a warm place away from direct sunlight. Most sprouts will be ready in two to six days. They should still be green; young and tender when you harvest them. Seed Sprouts and Supermarkets More and more supermarkets are now selling sprouted seeds, Mung Beans and Alfalfa being the most popular. If your local supermarket does not supply fresh sprouted seeds, write a letter to the manager asking if they could extend their range. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. How to Sprout Mung Beans. Sprouting Mung Beans are easy, tasty - and Mung Bean sprouts are packed full of vitamins, minerals and protein. The Mung Bean is used throughout most of Asia, including India, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh. Actually, Mung Bean is so popular now that it is eaten all around the world. This is due to its great taste and healthy characteristics. The health benefits of sprouting the Mung Bean at home, or buying them already pre-sprouted, is a fantastic way to ingest optimum nutriments along with maximum vitamin content, because the goodness hasn‟t been lost sitting on a kitchen shelf. The Mung Bean Sprout and Recipes. The Mung bean is added to wide range recipes and even made into flour. However, „sprouting the bean‟ is probably the most common way to consume this nutritious food in the western world. Many people like to add sprouts to salads, sandwiches or even atop of certain main meals and the Mung Bean Sprout is no exception. The whole Sprouting Mung Beans process is very simple, and takes approximately 3-5 days from start to finish. There is a variety of ways to sprout the Mung Bean but it always involves a strainer and water. Did you know that all you need to sprout any seed is water and warmth? Here is a general guide about growing and harvesting the Mung Bean Sprout. You will need: Mung been seeds. Sprouting kit or a jar with straining lid; any type of mesh held down with a rubber band will work. Nice warm position away from direct light. Preferably filtered water, but this is not always needed (up to you) Some patience, as it takes 3-5 days for the sprouts to start producing. Fill the container or jar to one third of water, and place in two large spoonfuls of Mung Bean seeds. You will need to wash and strain the beans well to remove all the dust. Soak the beans over-night (twelve hours) and then rinse them really well by removing all the water. Do this at least 3 times. Once the rinsing is complete turn the container upside down and let the beans sit in the jar. They would have already absorbed enough water overnight to start sprouting. You may also want to place a paper towel underneath to catch any drips. It is also best to turn the jar on slight angle so that air can reach through the jar and sprouts; this will stop the beans from becoming sour. Try to avoid the sprouts bunching up or compacting, this way more air can reach each individual Mung bean. You will need to repeat this process twice a day morning and evening, until you feel that the Mung Bean sprouts are ready to eat. Like magic, you will find by day 5 the sprouts have filled the whole jar and look super yummy! Storing After sprouting Mung Beans store your Mung Bean Sprouts in the fridge for up to a week and start prepare for your next crop. Who knows you may even want to try Alfalfa sprouts next? Sprouting Lentils for Health Sprouting lentils for health is also a fantastic way to receive optimal nutrition. Lentils have been commonly known for centuries as a super food Even the Bible makes a reference to lentils. That‟s how long this food has been in supply. Lentils unsprouted contain 23.8 % protein. Just 100g/ 3.5 oz supplies about two thirds of an active person‟s daily protein needs. They are also rich in Iron, including 7.7 mg per 100g; and it‟s advisable to eat foods that contain vitamin C at the same meal. This improves the absorption. This Vitamin C could come from something like Tomato or Capsicum. In addition, sprouting lentils for health will provide beneficial vitamins such as the B complex range, particularly nicotinic aid or B3, deficiency of which can lead to poor memory, irritability, and also other signs of nervousness. Caution: Lentils are also high in Purines, so are best avoided by those suffering from Gout! As you have read the nutritional description above, you must consider that once sprouted Lentils will triple their rate in nutrient content making them a very powerful superfood! How to Sprout Lentils? Growing Lentil sprouts is similar to any other sprout. I find that it‟s easy to get over zealous and sprout too many, and then all of sudden they are finished. The tip here is to treat it as you would any other crop, and have two to three sprouting in succession. Use Organic Brown lentils when sprouting Lentils for health (but any Brown Lentil will do) * Wash thoroughly until the water is clear. * Place in a sprouting jar or container and soak in water for a minimum of twelve hours. * Remove the water and rinse two to three times a day. * Repeat process for up to five days. Storage. Once the Lentils have grown to the required size, place them in the fridge. Lentils will stop to grow once chilled, and will be available for you to eat up to two weeks. I prefer to consume them quickly knowing fresh sprouts are on the way. Lentils sprout for soups, sandwiches and salads! Lentils sprouts for health are fabulous in a wide range of dishes. My very own favourite is mixing them into salads, sandwiches and on crackers. Lentils taste absolutely yummy with fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Truly, what can be better than eating fresh food from your very own garden? And sprouting Lentils is so easy. Even a young child could do it. With that I say, please encourage your children to get involved. Who knows, they may even muster up the courage and try it for themselves? Believe me; the nutritional boost that they will receive will be greatly appreciated by their growing bodies. Get creative with Lentil Sprouts There is a wide range of ways you can implement sprouts into your diet. Sprouts taste great with Lettuce, Cress, Nasturtiums, Nuts, Olive oil, Cucumber, Parsley and radish – any sort of salad. You can also add to your salads curry powder, pepper, oregano, garlic, mustard, red or green onions and, of course, those lentil sprouts. Just think creatively and trial a few versions. Who knows what you just may come up with! You might even find yourself writing a recipe book. I hope you enjoyed this article: Sprouting Lentils for Health. Did you find it useful? If so, please share it with friends so others can find out the benefits of growing nutritious sprouts! Reference: This eBook was provided by http://www.sproutingmungbeans.com If you would like more information similar to this mini E-Book please follow the link above!
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