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Kim
Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am gathering supplies to start sprouting and had a question about what is allowed to sprout.  Swami only lists alfalfa sprouts and radish sprouts under live foods.  Does that mean that I can't sprout any other vegetable listed under my Live Foods?  I can have broccoli, but broccoli sprouts are not listed at all.  Does that mean no broccoli sprouts for me?
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I sprout broccoli. I always assumed the sprouts would be a superfood for me even though it not rated.

Broccoli is a superfood for me.

I suppose it does not really matter whether it is a neutral or a superfood  for me.

I have no evidence that it is an avoid.

I eat it with no adverse reaction.

I feel very positive about the food when I eat it (could be a diamond as far as I am concerned).

It may not be as miraculous as some people claim the food to be.

The seeds are more expensive than Alfalfa, but I think the sprouts may be better for me.

Sprouts easily.


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I sprout broccoli for the same reason as C-sharp. I also sprout grains, beans (lentils, mostly), and seeds. I have daikon radish as a beneficial, so I sprout those, too.

Currently I have a batch of lentils in the fridge, and a batch of French Market variety (bought here: SproutPeople.org, a batch of daikon radish, and a batch of hard winter wheat berries in various stages of sprouting.


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I looked at the sproutpeople website and it looks like the seeds come by the pound. I haven't sprouted in a long time.  Do you buy a pound at a time or smaller quantities.
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I looked at the sproutpeople website and it looks like the seeds come by the pound. I haven't sprouted in a long time.  Do you buy a pound at a time or smaller quantities.


I buy smaller quantities from the bulk bins (actually jars where I shop) at a food coop. I know others on the forums are not enthused with products from bulk bins. But a pound of broccoli seed would cost me around $30 and I would not use it fast enough that it would stay fresh (and old seeds do not germinate well).


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I've bought a couple of their samplers, which are less than a pound, but lately, I buy them by the pound. A pound lasts a long time. I buy my grains in bulk at the local hfs, and lentils, too.


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Be sure to get seed intended for sprouting. Seeds for planting, sometimes have coatings that you do not want to eat.


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Quoted from C_Sharp


I buy smaller quantities from the bulk bins (actually jars where I shop) at a food coop. I know others on the forums are not enthused with products from bulk bins. But a pound of broccoli seed would cost me around $30 and I would not use it fast enough that it would stay fresh (and old seeds do not germinate well).


Do you use canning jars to sprout in with cheesecloth on top?  I am trying to figure out the least expensive way to start.  
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I use wide mouth canning jars in the quart size with screw on mesh screens I bought from SproutPeople. But cheesecloth would work, too, just be careful that you hold on tight when draining, so the mass of sprouts don't push through the cloth and into the sink (I know from first-hand experience ).


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Do you use canning jars to sprout in with cheesecloth on top?  I am trying to figure out the least expensive way to start.  


I use canning jars with a screen rather than cheese cloth.


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I sprout plain old dried great northern beans.
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I am ordering the screens.  I have lots of quart wide mouthed canning jars.  I will have to try the northern beans.
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I sprout plain old dried great northern beans.


Do you eat them raw or do you then cook them?


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I atw a couple cook them raw, but I prefer the cooked taste, so I cook them just like the regular unsprouted beans.
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