Thursday, April 14, 2011

Homegrown sprouts 自製芽菜

As I shared earlier, we are into the Whole Food diet recently. Sprouting seeds is a part of diet. Beans and seeds are the tools that plants use to produce their next generation, so there are a lot of good nutrition in them, such as minerals and vitamins. I don't know all of them, but I am sure you can read about it on the internet. But why sprout? Why not just eat the beans and seeds?

It is said that when beans or seeds are sprouting, they are waking up from their hibernating state, and they produce lots of enzymes and coenzymes when sprouting. Plus, it is delicious, you can add them to your daily energy soup, salad or sandwich. I bought my seeds online and searched instructions for how to sprout seeds, but all of them pretty much say the same thing. The best part is you don't even need soil, all you need is a jar. This is so easy and totally organic.

  1. You need a big canning jar, and a cheesecloth.
  2. Put a tablespoon of seeds in. Soak in water overnight (8-12 hrs).
  3. Drain in the morning. Leave the jar on the kitchen counter, prefer no direct sunlight.
  4. The next morning, rinse the seeds with water, swirl and drain.
  5. Repeat step 4 until the sprouts are at desired length.
  6. Store the sprouts in the refrigerator.  

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