Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Simple Sprouting


We love sprouts! They are so good for you and tasty, too!

When I started sprouting again last year, ( had done it years ago), I tried making my own sprouter. What can I say, I am a DIYer at heart!

Well, it was a dismal failure. The sprouts got moldy and didn't grow well. Then I found the Easy Sprout  Sprouter! I love it!

The Easy Sprout Sprouter makes sprouting a joy. I got mine on Amazon here but you can find them elsewhere.

I bought my seeds from Sprout People. The seeds are wonderful and I especially love their mixes. The shipping was high for me as we don't live near them but it was worth the price. I bought several pounds of seeds so it was still a good deal. You can also buy the Easy Sprout Sprouter from them.

The Sprout People website has extensive information about sprouts, how to grow them and rinse them.

Basically, you give the sprouts an initial soak and then rinse morning and night until they have grown enough to eat them. It only takes a few days. Check out Sprout People for detailed instructions and videos.

Some nutritional info on sprouts from Sprout People:

"Research shows that sprouts are a veritable fountain of youth. Sprouts abound with antioxidants, they are full of protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Broccoli sprouts have been found to contain 50 times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as mature broccoli. Wheat Grass juice is the closest substance to hemoglobin, and is therefore a phenomenal blood purifier and liver de-toxifier. Sprouts contain enzymes, giving your body a much needed rest as they digest themselves - invigorating you while requiring no help from your body to process them. New research indicates that peanut sprouts reduce harmful cholesterol and that sunflower,buckwheat and grain sprouts dramatically improve the quality of life for diabetics. The list goes on and on."

And this will knock your socks off! " Broccoli sprouts can contain something like 50 times the sulfurophane found in mature broccoli, by weight, so you get as much antioxidant in 1 ounce of Broccoli Sprouts as you would if you ate 3 pounds of fully grown Broccoli."
  
So what are you waiting for? Give sprouts a try! You'll be glad you did!! :)



You will find us linked up to some of these fine sites.

Photo credit of Easy Sprout Sprouter goes to  Sprout People.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new blog! Yay! Make sure and check out the Make Bake Create Party on Wednesdays, as well as my Homemaking Linkup, beginning every Thursday morning. Have a great day!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. Thank you! We checked out the Make Bake Create and linked up there, too!
      Also, thanks for commenting! :)
      Blessings,
      Gloria and Julia

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  2. Ladies, how do you *use* the sprouts? Do you put it in salads? I think I may have seen it used on sandwhiches before. I'm not too familiar with sprouts usage, though I've seen them in stores. :) I like that it said it helps with diabetes...my dad has diabetes so that's nice to keep in mind. That's great that you can grow your own at home. I prefer diy things myself. ;)

    Blessings to you!
    ~Rachel~

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    1. Hi Rachel-dear! Great question! I like munching the sprouts as a fresh veggie snack all on their lonesome, but you can also throw them into salads, add to sandwiches as a veggie layer, put in burritos and wraps... and I suppose you could even use them in spinach-type dip, although I haven't tried that! :D

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    2. Oh, thanks Julia! Those are wonderful suggestion. I like the idea of putting them in a wrap and in a dip...sounds tasty! :)

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  3. I am so glad you popped by my blog (Food Done Light) because this post was written for me. I have been dying to sprout lentils or sprouts but have been a little bit afraid of the results. You have inspired me to try it. New fan here.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Christie, I am so glad you liked the post! Sprouting is really easy, just check out the Sprout People site and you'll learn a lot. Thanks for commenting and the kudos! :)
      Gloria

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  4. I am DEFINITELY going to be sprouting ASAP!! Thanks for being so thorough in your post - I can't wait to get started. I love sprouts, especially now that it's getting warmer out and I'll be eating lots more salads.

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    1. Warm weather is my favorite time to eat sprouts and salads too! :) Glad you enjoyed the post, Jennifer! :D

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  5. I am seriously going to get this. I've had tried sprouting so many times and have never succeeded with consistency. I'm working to clean up our diets and I know sprouts are a super food to add! Thanks for linking this post up last week!

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    1. You are so welcome! I know that eating sprouts has been very good for our family. And the good thing is that we all love to eat them. So everyone is happy!
      Thanks for commenting!
      Gloria

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  6. I just recently started with sprouts, thanks for linking up on Tuesdays With a Twist.

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  7. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. You're welcome, Kathy, and I think we'll definitely be back! :D

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