Sprouts, Sprouts, Sprouts!

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-08-22 07:33:41 -0500
Started 2012-08-19 18:37:25 -0500

Eating living food has benefits. Sprouted seeds have great nutritional values, some even more than eating the grown food. They are great replacements when salads or fresh veggies are not readily available. While many of us have tried alfalfa or bean sprouts, there are so many other flavors to try.

I ordered a sample pack from Sprout House of 12 different types of seeds and it was a great way to try the different flavors and textures. I found that fennel sprouts are too strong for my palette and that I really enjoy the clover sprouts. One of my tried and true favorites are sprouted lintels and mung beans. While the Adzuki (spelling) beans leave a bitter after taste in my mouth. It is a good way to try them out and then choose the ones I wanted to buy in bulk.

I got really curious the other day and tried sprouting some of my quinioa. And it did! So I can add that to my salads. Sprouted quinoia actually has a flavor, unlike when we cook it in water. I was surprised.

So every couple of days I start up a new flavor in my mason jar with a draining lid. I have two, so I always have at least two different types of seeds going at one time.

What kind of sprouts have you tried and what methods do you sprout with?

8 replies

Nick1962 2012-08-21 09:30:41 -0500 Report

We go in streaks with sprouts, whatever is available we buy at the time. Don’t know that we really have a preference, but it seems like the container never gets empty when we buy them. One of my summer favorites is a small whole wheat tortilla slathered with cream cheese and thin sliced cukes and a load of sprouts all rolled up.

flipmom 2012-08-20 21:52:06 -0500 Report

mine comes from grocery store!! LOL!! mungbean sprouts a regular in my household… I add them to soup, sauteed vegetables and eggrolls… but a friend introduced me to alfalfa sprout egg omellete.. they were delish so I add them to my regular recipes ..

locarbarbie 2012-08-20 08:26:22 -0500 Report

If I did not have the job I do, I would love to grow sprouts. I am at work for 5-6 days at a time, then at home for 5-6 days. Have you tried broccoli sprouts? I just bought some and plan to have in my salad today for lunch and dinner. I would love to try some of the others!

GabbyPA 2012-08-21 20:39:27 -0500 Report

I like the broccoli sprouts and there is also fenugreek (spelling) that has a different kind of earthy flavor. I also like sprouted radish seeds. I have so many onion seeds from my garden, I am going to try sprouting some of those. Bet they would be good on a sandwich.

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