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I know nothing about sprouting.

I have all these bags of beans and quinoa and stuff and I'm wondering if they've been processed or anything and if they are sproutable? Or if I have to buy special seeds and stuff from the store?

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I know nothing about sprouting.

I have all these bags of beans and quinoa and stuff and I'm wondering if they've been processed or anything and if they are sproutable? Or if I have to buy special seeds and stuff from the store?

 

Usually in health food stores they have a small section especially for sprouting : seeds etc to sprout (look for the organic ones) and the sprouters.

 

If you don't know if what you have will sprout, nothing worth more than trying. It's supposed to sprout, or at least the beans you need to soak them for the night first, and then you choose to cook them or sprout them.

All nuts too are said to be more easily digestible if saoked for the night or 6 hours.

And soaking dried fruits for 30 minutes removes some of the extra sugars.

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I've sprouted quinoa a number of times. Definitely rinse it first. I then let it soak in water for about half an hour. Then I drain the water and spread the little quinoas out over a baking sheet and I cover it. Rinse twice a day. It only takes a day or two to get a suitable sprout. Then I make tabouli!

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I am absolutely loving this thread about my favorite grain!

Every single itty bitty suggestion is perfect

 

Here's a little illustration that I had posted in my blog, as some may have not seen it yet....

 

Unsprouted Quinoa:

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Sprouted Quinoa:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r97/jackbklyn01/P7020201.jpghttp://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r97/jackbklyn01/P7010169.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r97/jackbklyn01/P7010170.jpghttp://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r97/jackbklyn01/P7010173.jpg

 

Is it not apparent that the sprouted quinoa is a helathier way to consume as well as digest it? It just makes sense to me! For only 12 hrs leaving it alone in soaking water, then drain and rinse and it can keep for 2 weeks in the fridge, you can make a big supply and consume everyday without cooking or cleaning pots and pans and you will digest and absorb it better; what could be better than that???? Seriously it is by and far the easiest and most hassle free thing to sprout that i've ever tried and always with a 100% success rate.

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Marcina, I have yet to ever come across quinoa that wouldn't sprout. I'd be willing to wager that you should have no problem sprouting your whatsoever. It is the perfect substitute for cous cous (wheat durum flour grain) and I would imagine you've had dishes with cous cous before yes? There is nothing to know Marcina, rinse soak drain eat, simplest one to work with is quinoa with the best success rate and the shortest amount of time. Bigger the grain longer it takes to sprout. BUT i've never found any success whatsoever with millet and amaranth....

 

Pamela, TABOULEH FTW!!!! My favorite quinoa dish. I make variations with sweet dried fruits for variety.

 

I'm Your Man, really, you must have some sort of seriously hardcore health food store. I wish I had one like that. I have been to 80% of the health food stores in nyc and there is alot of them and i've never ever seen separate sections which specifically stated that contents were designed for sprouting purposes and i've never seen 'sprouting specific' seeds in a health food store. I visited health food stores on my travels to various places and never seen this either. I think I am going to have to pay you a visit!

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I'm Your Man, really, you must have some sort of seriously hardcore health food store. I wish I had one like that. I have been to 80% of the health food stores in nyc and there is alot of them and i've never ever seen separate sections which specifically stated that contents were designed for sprouting purposes and i've never seen 'sprouting specific' seeds in a health food store. I visited health food stores on my travels to various places and never seen this either. I think I am going to have to pay you a visit!

 

Lol, nothing so hardcore, it's just tiny sections, if we can call it section. Just a few models of sprouters, with the bags of seeds under it. Brands like Mumm's Sprouting Seeds http://www.sprouting.com/

Hey I forgot to tell you about your sprouted buckwheat in your log, they giant sprouts! There must be something I don't do correctly or what I have is not raw buckwheat because it would never grow that long.

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I'm Your Man, really, you must have some sort of seriously hardcore health food store. I wish I had one like that. I have been to 80% of the health food stores in nyc and there is alot of them and i've never ever seen separate sections which specifically stated that contents were designed for sprouting purposes and i've never seen 'sprouting specific' seeds in a health food store. I visited health food stores on my travels to various places and never seen this either. I think I am going to have to pay you a visit!

 

Lol, nothing so hardcore, it's just tiny sections, if we can call it section. Just a few models of sprouters, with the bags of seeds under it. Brands like Mumm's Sprouting Seeds http://www.sprouting.com/

Hey I forgot to tell you about your sprouted buckwheat in your log, they giant sprouts! There must be something I don't do correctly or what I have is not raw buckwheat because it would never grow that long.

 

Chances are it is hulled buckwheat groats, which will not sprout at all, they're soaked if anything, like nuts. You need unhulled buckwheat seeds which are inedible as is but the spouts grow tall and a place to let them grow like a sprouting container in a grower not a bag or jar....

 

It can be 'raw' but not truly sproutable....

 

Raw Buckwheat Groats

http://organicfruitsandnuts.com/Merchant/IM003020web.jpg

Buckwheat Whole Kernels

http://organicfruitsandnuts.com/Merchant/IM003010WEB.jpg

 

you can purchase here: Jaffe Bros.

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Yeah! just try it! my kitchen is full with seeds and stuff. every time I see something new i try to sprout it, even those that are not made for sproutnig. I found the best lentils in a supermarket not in a bio-shop where they sell sprouting lentils and it is much cheaper. so keep looking and sprouting

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sprouting grains multiplies the vitamins, all oligo-elements, enzymes, amino acids. For some of the micro nutrients it is even 300-600% boosted. Cooking is kinda like a fast sprouting, but the heat kills everything and becomes just like the unsprouted grains or less because it removes some of the parts of the grain, like some of it's bran or proteins. Sprouted alfalfa, fenugreek and others are said to be the most digestible, efficient, and most nutritive raw proteins on Earth

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I love alfalfa sprouts, I have aslo seen in a health food store fenugreek but didn't tried it, I red that it is used a lot in animal health, and now days in human health too, is it worth it to buy? also now I'm gonna sprout broccoli because I'm really low on greens and theres no lettuce or anything really green in the stores

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