Sprouts – not the little round green variety
Including raw and living foods in your diet is a simple and effective way of introducing high quality vitamins, minerals, essential fats and amino acids into your diet. Sprouted beans, grains and nuts are living foods, which are consumed at the transitional stage between seed and plant. As well as providing high quality nutrition into your diet, raw and living food can also:
- Help support a healthy immune system
- Cleanse and detoxify the body
- Aid digestive function
- Prevent bacterial growth
- Improve mental clarity
Including these foods in your diet is very simple because they can be grown at home.
Organic seeds for sprouting should be used.
Soaking time varies, so soak for the required time as directed on the label.
Rinse and transfer to a sprouting jar or tier sprouter. These are both widely available or you could just use a wide neck jar covered with a piece of muslin.
I find that the seeds sprout better if they are in the dark. I start them off in a dark cupboard then transfer them to a bright window ledge after a few days.
Rinse the seeds 2-3 times per day.
In 5-7 days (depending on the seeds) you will have sprouts ready to eat.
Rinse them for a final time and transfer them to a sealable bag and store in the fridge. They will last for several days.
Try adding sprouts to salads, juices or just a garnish to any meal. They have a wonderful fresh taste, which enhances most meals.