Organic Sprouting Seeds Can Be A Delicious Alternative
Organic sprouting seeds can be enjoyed individually or added to healthy stir fry dishes for a highly nutritious addition to your meal. They are also a good choice if you want to start your own vegetable patch from organically grown seed. Genetically modified seeds are infiltrating the market, often with negative effects upon our health and well-being. Growing organic ensures healthy produce.
Not only are they delicious, but they provide plenty of minerals, vitamins, proteins and nutrients essential to proper function of the cells and organs. They are relatively inexpensive to purchase and they continue growing until they are eaten, so they remain fresh.
Our digestive systems cope very well when digesting sprouting seeds and we benefit from them being at their peak growth cycle, compared to foods that have been stored for long periods and lose their nutritional value. Home grown organic sprouting seeds give you control over growth and storage conditions and ensure that the produce is not contaminated with harmful pesticides.
In the summer fresh produce is readily available, but during winter it is not as easily attainable and products are trucked great distances in cold storage, losing much of their health benefits. It is easy to have home sprouted seeds constantly available as they require so few raw materials. All you need is some wire mesh, a sprouting tray or jar and a few seconds twice a day to rinse the sprouts.
In several days you can access a supply of freshly sprouted greens. You can use sprouts from any plant that does not produce poisonous plants. Most vegetables and herbs are a safe bet. Popular choices for organically sprouted seeds include peas, lentils, alfalfa, radish, fenugreek and mung beans. You might try other less well-known options that include radishes, broccoli, mustard seeds, quinoa and garbanzos.
Grains that have no hulls are a good choice as they will sprout in just a few days. Ensure that you buy only certified organic seeds or sprouting seeds for best quality and freshness. Organic produce is never exposed to pesticides or other harmful chemicals, so you are buying truly healthy produce.
You are also ensuring that you dramatically reduce the risk of your sprouting seeds having been exposed to animals or animal waste. This reduces the risk of exposure to salmonella bacteria which can be deadly to the very young, the very old, or to those with compromised immune systems. Be sure to bird and rodent proof your storage areas thoroughly.
After their initial sprouting phase you should store them in a refrigerated unit to ensure that they remain fresh. Alternatively collected seeds should be dried carefully and also stored in an area that is rodent and bird proof, as this could lead to contamination. Growing your own sprouts from seeds you have collected yourself can be a very rewarding experience.
The knowledge that you are growing your own sprouts from seeds you have harvested, that are organic and truly fresh is a great motivator. You also have the peace of mind in knowing that you have a daily supply of freshly grown sprouts that provide all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body needs.
Organic sprouting seeds are ideal for adding nutrition and taste to your daily meals. Broccoli seeds are easily sprouted and can be ready for consumption in just days.
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