Consider the advantages of C3Holdings lively little sprouts: sprouts are known as 'living foods' because they are still living rather than harvested. Life lies dormant in seeds, then hey presto! sprouting activates that life.
And what happens when seeds come alive? Seeds that have been sprouted have dramatically increased enzyme levels, seed fats are converted to essential fatty acids and carbohydrates, proteins are converted to essential amino acids and sugars, minerals become more easily absorbed, and vitamin levels increase substantially. Thanks to these active enzymes, sprouts are highly antioxidant and much easier to digest than dry seeds. In addition, as the seed sprouts, its flavor is enhanced - so they are sweeter, spicier (On occasional and type), nuttier, tastier.
(This listing was last updated on Sep 28, 2006)
29 Fostertown Road
Medford, NJ 08055
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Procedures for Sprout Preparation
1. -- Wash seed (about 2 to 8 oz) and soak in lukewarm water 6 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature.
2. -- Next, put the seeds in a jar covered with cheese cloth after the soaking process.
3. -- Continue to keep the seeds sprinkled with water at least 2 to 3 times each day. The sprinkling may be done once early in morning and again before retiring to bed at night. It helps to roll the jar (container) around during each sprinkling to allow for easy lengthening (growth) of the sprouts until they are 2 1/2 to 4 inches long and ready to eat.
4. -- For best results, use only non-chlorinated water such as well water, spring water, or distilled water, because the chlorine in city water can cause poor sprouting. Sprouting is best done at 70 to 80°F in a dark place. It will take 3 to 7 days to obtain mature sized sprouts, depending on the temperature.
5. -- Place mature sprouts in a water-filled container and wash to remove seed coats and fibrous roots. The seed sprouts will sink to the bottom and the seed hulls will float to the top. Gently skim the seed hulls off by hand or with a small wire strainer. Allow sprouts to drip drain.
6. -- Sprouts are best when used immediately after washing, but can be stored for several days in the refrigerator (38 to 50°F) in closed glass and plastic containers or freezer bags.
7. -- The size of mature sprouts will vary. Allowing the sprouts to grow too long (over 4 to 6 inches) may cause them to become bitter.