How and why preppers to grow sprouts

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Learn the health benefits of sprouting in the video above where Natalie
gives you five healthy reasons to eat sprouts.

Other healthy reasons to choose sprouts (according to the whole
grain council)"....

Sprouting will:

  • lower blood pressure (lower blood pressure with sprouted
    barley).

  • reduce diabetes (sprouted brown rice fights diabetes).

  • become heart healthy (reduce cardiovascular risks with
    sprouted brown rice).

  • improve liver function (sprouted buckwheat will protect
    against liver disease).

Reason #3: Sprouting is affordable.
Sprouting is an inexpensive and satisfying hobby. While you
could spend upwards of $5 for sprouts grown commercially, you
can take a tablespoon of seeds and make them yourself for a
fraction of the cost.

You don't even need a fancy sprouting vessel: a mason jar will
do! (Though the sprouting trays may it super easy to grow an
abundant supply of food.)

Reason #4: Sprouting requires no soil.
Even apartment preppers can give sprouting a go! Sprouts require
no soil to grow, so there's no need to test the pH of your soil or
compost to improve your soil. Sprouting is a miracle that requires
only water and sun. (It does not require terracotta.)

Reason #5: Sprouts are totally off grid!
Sprouting fits into the self-reliant lifestyle with the idea of "grow
your own" and even
prouting screams off-grid living! You don't need heat or electricity
to grow sprouts, and you don't have to cook them to eat. You
can enjoy them raw in as little as three days. You need only
sunshine and a little work rinsing them daily.

Reason #6: Variety (sprout seeds, beans, legumes or
grains).
In the long run, you're going to get bored of freeze dried meals
and meals from a can. Sprouting adds variety and is fun for
salads, sandwiches, taco night and more. Try them over eggs!

There are many kinds of sprouts to try, which makes the whole
experience of sprouting more fun. You can sprout from a seed, a
bean, a legume or a grain and there are so many textures and
flavors. Radish sprouts are spicy, alfalfa sprouts are sweet.

Here are just some of the examples of the variety you'll find in
sprouting:

Reason #7: You can Sprout chicken feed (fodder),
and pets.
Feeding sprouted grain to your chicken is a cheap way to get
them green feed. Green feed is called fodder. Fodder supplies
nutrients that are easier for your chickens to absorb. Sprouted
oats is a cheap and easy feed for your girls, and it's easy to do.
Oats are the third most popular grain to sprout for chickens.


Budgies and parakeets will appreciate sprouts as much as your
cat will appreciate home grown fresh cat grass -- catnip (instead
of the dried stuff).

Reason #8: Sprouting is super easy!
Below is the video, which shows how incredibly easy it is to
sprout alfalfa sprouts:
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Above, Samantha Teng shows you how to easily sprout beans and seeds in a
jar without any sunlight or special skills.

Sprouting is good fun, so get creative!
Have fun getting into sprouting and even expand your source of
food further.
Sprout whole oats from your food storage, then get
into rolling your own oats.

Having the ability to make your own rolled oats might seem like a
strange idea, but until you have tasted freshly rolled organic
oatmeal, you won't realize how mushy, listless and bland oatmeal
made from store bought, processed rolled oats really is. Oatmeal
made from freshly rolled oats is hearty with a phenomenal texture
somewhere between crunchy and chewy. Can eating oatmeal truly
be fun? Rest easy knowing you are giving your family an organic
whole food
breakfast powerhouse.

If you keep hulled oats in your food storage, you will have an easy
way to convert all that into delicious, easily prepared and
wholesome breakfast.

Happy endings...
You don't need sun or much of any special tools, so take time to
learn how to easily sprout beans and seeds in a jar. Samantha
Teng says, "Sprouts are living food and rich in nutrients, enzymes,
minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber."

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Sprouting alfalfa seeds is so easy! Follow the directions above for sprouting
using a mason jar and cheese cloth.

Directions for Handy Pantry 3-part Salad Mix:
  1. Soak (2-3 tbsp. of seed) 6-8 hours in 4 parts water to 1 part
    seed; rinse and drain.
  2. Spread evenly in a sprouting container.
  3. Rinse and drain sprouts 2-3 times per day during the growing
    period of 2-3 days.
  4. Expose to light 3-5 hours to develop color at the end of the
    growing period. 65-75 is ideal.
  5. Rinse the hulls away by immersing in a large bowl of cool
    water, separate clumps, let hulls float to the surface, and
    skim off. This process will help prevent fermentation.

So there you have it - sprouting is good prepping fun, it's easy,
inexpensive and fast.

List of beans, grains, legumes and seeds to sprout:
  • adsuzki bean
  • alfafa
  • almonds (soak - they are done before the root appears)
  • barley
  • brocolli
  • buckwheat groats
  • chia
  • flax
  • lentils
  • mung beans
  • oats and groats
  • peanuts
  • pumpkin
  • rice
  • sesame seeds (try exotic black seasame)
  • sunflower seeds
  • wheatgrass (hard winter wheat)

Now you know a little more about sprouting, including why and
what to sprout if you're a prepper, so what will be your first
sprouting project?

  • Will you make sprouts for your chicken (budgie or parakeet)?
  • Will you grow catnip for your furry feline friends?
  • Will you make healthy salads? Sandwiches? Tacos?
  • Are you brave enough to try home sprouting for a crunchy
    egg scramble?

Prepping is about building knowledge and trying new things. Give
sprouting a try! It will make you happy and healthier.

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How to Grow Sprouts
Nine reasons to get into sprouting

Sprout some fun!
Learn how to sprout legumes, grains and seeds. A prepping
expression is "Grow your Own" and there's no easier way to grow
your own than to grow sprouts.

Why do preppers to grow sprouts? It's so easy to sprout legumes,
grains and seeds to add to your meals and it takes little room in
the
preppers pantry. Sprouting quick-grow seeds is easy whether
it's alfalfa, buckwheat, oats or  quinoa. Besides, it's a fun way to
entertain the kids during an emergency. Below are the nine
reasons to get into sprouting...

Nine Reasons to Get into Sprouting
Sprouting is for hipsters, homesteaders and preppers! Did you
ever have fun with a Chia Pet as a kid? Well then, you're a
sprouter! Chia seeds on terracotta was entertaining and edible
fun during the 1970s, and part of the hippie groovy generation.
Kids today continue to have fun with Chia Pets and so are the
adult hipsters and homesteaders.

Don't turn your back on sprouting! You have every reason to get
into "ch-ch-ch-chia" and the dozens of other sprouts, particularly
if you're a prepper. You may be surprised to know that sprouts
may already be in your diet ~ as breads pastas and tortilla chips
may come from sprouted flours.

Germinate seeds and get into sprouting! It's really easy and you
don't need much in the way of sprouting instructions, but here
are the basics:

  • Start by washing your hands to protect yourself from food
    borne illnesses.

  • Next thoroughly wash your legumes, grains or seeds before
    starting the sprouting process.

  • Use a commercial sprouter, such as the Kitchen Crop 4
    Kitchen Sprouter pictured immediate right, The sprouter,
    right includes organic alfalfa sprouting seeds.  Directions are
    simple:
  1. Spread seeds
  2. add water
  3. continue watering and
  4. enjoy fresh sprouts in three to five days. No soil
    required.

Alternatively, follow the directions at the bottom of the page for
sprouting using a mason jar and cheese cloth.

Why sprout if you're a prepper? As a prepper you have every
reason to begin a sprouting project. Sprouting is ideal for
preppers for nine reasons...

Reason #1: Sprouts offer a compact food storage,
long shelf life.
Sprouts are compact ~ a tablespoon of sprouts and water in a
sprouting vessel can give you a quart of delicious, fresh produce
at home in just 3-5 days. Handy Pantry sprouts are perfect for
growing alfalfa sprouts for food storage and more. Best of all
they have a long shelf life while before adding water!

Reason #2: Sprouting is healthy and nutritious.
Sprouts boost to health and nutrition in a variety of ways:

  • Vitamin and mineral boost: Put nature's goodness at the
    cellular level into your body with sprouts - it's good for your
    body. Sprouts are packed with nutrition power, including
    vitamins and minerals, and your body will process the food
    more like a vegetable than a grain. Sprouts are abundant in
    enzymes - about a hundred times more so than vegetables.
    Sprouts are also make your body more alkaline to help offset
    stress and a poor diet. Think of sprouting as instant phyto-
    nutrition!

  • Amino acid boost. Another important way sprouting is a
    healthy is that the process boosts amino acids such as
    lysine, which is an essential amino acid your body requires
    to process food. Beans, peas and lentils are among the
    highest plant food sources of lysine. In short, the process of
    sprouting makes your food more digestible.

  • Protein boost: Sprouting also causes an important protein
    change during the soaking process to improve the nutritional
    value of your food. Sprouts are the most digestible form of
    protein. Take a look at the nutrition of a few popular sprouts:

Here is more about the health benefits of sprouts...
  • Alfalfa only has about 10 calories per cup, but it's loaded
    with proteins (about 1.3 grams).

  • Broccolil sprouts are high in Vitamin E, a cup provides 28
    micrograms!

  • Mung beans have about 2.5 grams of protein and are loaded
    in Vitamin C and a significant source of niacin as well.

  • Oats sprouted have more riboflavin than un-sprouted.


  • Wheat packs maximum protein power with about 8 grams
    per cup, plus packs in iron and folate.

Enjoy the many health benefits of eating sprouts!
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