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Sprouted Seeds

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by WuTwo, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your ubiquitous plain old quart/liter Mason style canning jar is fine,search sprouting lids online.I use plastic and metal screen styles.A variety pack will have like 3 different sized holes in them for tiny to large seeds.
    I have a sprouting jar thats about 2 liter size with a fine mesh lid that I really really like.Paid about 15 dollars US,but it really is just a great jar,sorry I dont have the link.
    So nice to see all the sprouters here.I do hydroponic lettuce until they bolt,which they just did,so on to the sprouts!
    Smaller Mason jar is mung beans,large is alfalfa.
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    Guna108 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We have sprouted cress and mung on cotton wool in one of the science lessons with my class. It worked well when it was not too wet.
     
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  3. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guna108 - that's very helpful :)
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be careful about trying cotton roll or wool, I think it might be harder to get the seeds out/off of it because the sprouts might get entwined with it.

    Edit: And then someone posts it worked well!!! Lol...................
     
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  5. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Alfalfa.5 days in large jar,then transferred to trays for 4 days to finish.I did that because jar is overloaded with seeds.I did THAT because seeds are 8 years old and all dont germinate,about 1/3rd didnt in this case.
    These 6 trays going into a large ziplock bag and into refrigerator,then whats left in jar into those trays,and new jar seeds will be started.Guess my neighbor is getting some sprouts,great Karma in that for sure! :)

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  6. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds pretty good for 8 year old seeds. I would not have thought that many would have sprouted as well. If I was your neighbor great karma! :)
     
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    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought MAYBE 50% were sprouting,Im pleased too.
    Cheap and easy for me,hugely appreciated by them.Sprouts (and gardens) are so good on many levels :hungry:
    They even make you friends,who doesnt like fresh clean veggies except carnivores,LOL...great stuff!:D
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just read this thread with great interest as never thought to grow sprouting seeds to eat.

    So, my questions are -
    1) which seeds are the low /lower carb seeds to eat, please?
    2) in particular, how do the mung sprouts compare, re carbs, please?

    Many thanks
     
  9. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    What I was looking at says

    1 cup 3.7 oz of mung bean sprouts is 4 carbs
    3 cup 3.6 oz alfalfa sprouts is 1.2 carbs
    1 cup 2 oz broccoli sprouts is 1.6 carbs
     
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    Many thanks, @Marie 2 :)
     
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