If you don't have a garden you can still grow sprouts which are one of nature's superfood.
Sprouts have to be treated like babies which is what they are...they need some care. They have to be rinsed twice a day. It is important
to find the time to grow real food.
I have tried many different types of sprouts and many different sorts of jars.
The bigger glass jars with a mesh lid work the best. I bought mine from our local organic shop as well as the organic sprouts.
They seem expensive but a little goes a long way and one small packet can keep you in sprouts for months.
A mix that works well together and tastes good is Alfalfa, Mung Beans and Red Clover.
Alfalfa sprouts are high in protein and chlorophyll,
contain every essential amino acid and are rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, Niacin, Biotin and Folic Acid.
Mung Beans are high in dietary fibre and contain 48% protein. As well as vitamins A, C, B6, Potassium, calcium and iron.
Clover is a special herb for breast cancer, cleansing the body and lymphatic system. It contains Vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Calcium, Magnesium, phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc
Do not think taking synthetic vitamins instead of real food, will keep you
You can use any glass jar but a mesh lid makes it easier.
I place a teaspoon of Alfalfa Seeds, Mung Beans and Red Clover Seeds into my jar and then pour in filtered water to cover.
The next morning
I rinse them and continue to rinse them gently day and night and leave them in a bright spot in my kitchen.
At some point usually after about 3 days the sprouts lose the outer covering. Because this is not alive it will go mouldy. I run filtered water
to the top of the jar and gently run my fingers through the sprouts, the dead bits float to the surface and are washed away. I then remove the sprouts and rinse them again in a colander, rinse the jar and place them back in.
They are ready to eat, you
can put them in the fridge and they will stop growing and they stay fresh for about a week. If it is cooler weather leave them out and the next morning your sprouts have doubled. Eat some in salads or sandwiches; give them a rinse, if you see leaves they can
be placed in filtered sunshine. Eat and harvest...any sign of slime or a funny smell throw them in the compost.
It is harder to sprout in hot weather as they grow mould quicker and in cold weather as they grow more slowly. If you are new to sprouting
Autumn and Spring work best.