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How to sprout your own seeds!
Posted on May 03 2022,
Sprouting your own seeds is empowering and extremely beneficial to your health!
Sprouts are extremely high in vitamins and minerals and the process of sprouting makes nutrients more bio available for the body to absorb the benefits! Research has shown that eating sprouts daily can provide a high amount of antioxidants, anticancer benefits and may even Reverse DNA damage.* Phytic acid is naturally occurring in some plants (called anti nutrients) and if not sprouted, can attach to minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc in the digestive tract, which inhibits the ability to absorb them. By sprouting, you eliminate this factor of malabsorption which is especially important for people 40+.*
- Place two tablespoons of sprouting seeds or 1/2 cup of legumes/grains in a sprouting jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. For many small seeds, five hours of soaking is sufficient.
- Drain the water from the jar. Rinse seeds in fresh (or filtered with santevia), lukewarm water and drain again. For well drained seeds/sprouts, lay jar at an angle in a warm (70° F), dark place.
- Rinse and drain seeds twice a day. In hot and dry weather, you may need to rinse the seeds three times a day. In very humid weather, the seeds should be kept in a dry place. Turn jar over gently. Overturning the jar rapidly will cause shifting in the sprouting seeds. This can break the tender shoots and kill the sprout. This breakage causes the sprout to spoil. Sprouts should be ready to eat in 3-5 days, depending on the seed used. Put in sunlight during the last day to add chlorophyll
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* International Journal of Applied Science