Growing Your Own Sprouts         

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)


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The Benefits of Drinking Tea               
Filtering Your Water                           
Honey and the Bee                              
A Few More All-Natural Recipes        
Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
DMSO - Can It Be Beneficial For You?
The Thyroid Gland                             
Essential Oils                                      
Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
Fermented Foods                               
Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Healing Herbs                                    
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Exercising Your Body and Mind           
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Superfoods                                        
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
The Health Benefits of Juicing              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

What would your definition be of the perfect food?  Living in a world where “if it’s not ready in 5 minutes or less we don’t have time to eat it”, our perfect food would have to be something that’s ready to eat whenever we are hungry.  It would be nutritious; in fact it would contain all of the vitamins and minerals that our body requires.  We would have the fun of growing it ourselves, without ever having to go outdoors.  And of course it would cost practically pennies per day to grow.


Well it just so happens God has given us this perfect food, and if you are new to sprouting, then this article is for you.


Growing sprouts is not something new to man.  In fact many civilizations have been growing sprouts for thousands of years.


Sprouts are indeed a superfood.  They have a greater concentration of vitamins and minerals, proteins, enzymes, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, nitrosamines and trace minerals than the mature plant that the seeds originated from.  For example, broccoli sprouts have been found to contain fifty times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as the mature broccoli, which makes it an excellent cancer fighter.  Wheat grass juice derived from the sprout is the closest substance to hemoglobin known and is therefore an excellent blood purifier and liver detoxifier.  Peanut sprouts reduce harmful cholesterol.  Sunflower, buckwheat and grain sprouts dramatically improve the quality of life of diabetics.  Most sprouts are an excellent source of omega-3.  Many sprouts, such as Brussels sprouts, are very rich in fiber.  And sprouts are easily digestible.   Because they are baby plants, their delicate cell walls easily release their basic nutrients.


To understand how they become so beneficial, let’s step through their growing process.  Sprouts begin as seeds, and these seeds can come from vegetables, grains or beans.  Some seeds come from plants with very deep roots, allowing them to absorb rich minerals from deep within the soil.  Most health stores sell a wide variety of seeds for sprouting.  Be sure to purchase certified organic seeds.  To begin growing your own sprouts, you will need a “sprouter”, which you can purchase for as little as $15.


The seeds will first need to be soaked in water for a few hours or longer, depending on their size.  (I also add a couple of drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide).  The seed package will include a recommended soaking period.  When you soak seeds, you allow water to fully penetrate the hull of the seed.  This allows the seeds to “wake up” and to begin the germination process.  When complete, rinse the seeds in fresh water.


The sprouter I use has 3 trays, and I plant different seeds in each.  I have 2 sprouters, therefore 6 trays, and I stagger the growth so that I always have fresh sprouts ready to be eaten.  Just simply place the recommended amount of seeds in each tray, water, then let nature do the rest.  No soil required.  Most seeds will require watering twice a day, once again their package will include all necessary instructions.  Be sure to completely drain after each watering.  They don’t require direct sunlight, just a bright room at room temperature.


A word of caution:  If your sprouts begin to mould, throw them out immediately.  You can’t always go by looking at them, as some types of sprouts have very fine white hairs at the root of the sprouts, which is perfectly normal. But the smell will give it away.  The biggest cause of mould is not draining your sprouts thoroughly after each watering.


Most sprouts will mature in as little as 4 or 5 days.  Rinse them off and enjoy your sprouts raw, or add them to your favourite soups, sandwiches, etc.  Your salads will really come alive when you add buckwheat lettuce, baby sunflower, golden alfalfa, Chinese cabbage, purple turnip, curly kale, daikon radish, crimson clover, and more.  Sprouts that are not consumed immediately can be kept in the refrigerator for several days.


Unfortunately you will read stories now and again warning against sprouting due to salmonella contamination in sprouts.  Additionally the good folks at the Food and Drug Administration like to remind us that sprouts could be contaminated with food poisoning bacteria and they advise the very old, the very young and those with compromised immune systems to avoid raw sprouts.  Those knowledgeable in sprouting feel that these stories are far overblown because it makes interesting news - it's the original “health food might be bad for you” story.  Just remember, it is far more profitable for Big Pharma to raise an unhealthy society.