Growing Sprouts: A Chart of Nutritional Benefits

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Being a plant freak I’ve become increasingly interested in growing sprouts inside my home. I wanted to grow alfalfa sprouts, broccoli sprouts and mung bean sprouts, but having never tried it I needed to learn how. There are so many different types of seeds and beans to sprout, some of them are grown differently than others. I learned my lesson when I tried to soak flax seed. It creates a mucus or gel that is so slimy, I couldn’t even get the water through the strainer. So I started to research. The most surprising discovery was their incredible nutritional value. Of course their good for you, like all veggies are, but it seems the nutrition is jam packed in the sprouts. I dont have health stories to report because I havent been growing them long enough to know, but Ive been hearing other peoples stories online.

To organize this sprout effort, I compiled a chart based on information gathered across the web. Most of the nutritional values came from Sprout People, a wonderful resource of information, delicious sprout mixes and tools to help you sprout.

I learned the ‘Terra Cotta Plate Method‘ from apollocircle on youtube. I love this woman, and she really knows her stuff when it comes to healthy eating. She also created an easy way to make seaweed water to water sprouts with, for an extra nutritional kick.

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