Sprouts are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! They are so full of enzymes that they help to replace the enzymes that your body may no longer be producing, or may be lacking, after potentially eating foods that do not have bio-available enzymes for many years (such as cooked or processed foods).
Dr. Mercola tells us that sprouts as young as three days old contain 10 to 100 times the glucoraphanin, the main enzyme inducer, of the mature vegetable, which helps protect against chemical cancer-causing agents.
Eating sprouted foods not only boosts the antioxidant vitamin C content, but also increases the chlorophyll content (a good thing), which creates a hostile environment for harmful bacteria and detoxifies your body while boosting your oxygen and immune system levels.
Some people find that sprouts are an odd thing to eat, when you could just as easily eat the mature version. But when you think about it, the seed produces all of the nutrients that the mature vegetable would contain, so if you eat the sprout, it is simply a more condensed version of the same quantity of nutrients. And because they are much smaller, you can eat a lot more, and multiply your nutrient intake easily.
For example, you could eat 1 cup of raw or cooked broccoli and receive 1.5mg of Vitamin E (which boosts your immune system and protects cells from free radical damage) or you could eat 1 cup of broccoli sprouts and receive 7.5 mg of Vitamin E!
So now that you understand the logic behind eating sprouts, it’s time to grow your own sprouts!
I purchased my sprouters at Amazon.ca, but I am going to start selling them on my Amazon store very soon. I will also be selling Mumm’s sprouts so that you may grow organic sprouts at an affordable price. I’ll keep you posted with new links to grab your growing supplies.
I first started the Alfalfa sprouts on a Tuesday. You just have to pour water on the top tray, and it will trickle down to water the trays underneath.
This was on Wednesday, they started to grow the very next day!
This was on Friday, just the third day of growth! Just water them 2-3 times per day, and empty the bottom water reservoir each time so it doesn’t overflow.
By Saturday, after just four days, the sprouts were ready to eat! They were FabuLuscious Delicious!! I literally ate them by the handful and realized I needed to go into a much more intense production schedule! You can also eat them on salads, sandwiches and any way you’d like!
So I have just started several types of sprouts to experiment with which kinds grow the fastest and which taste the best! I’ll keep you posted!
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