In order to sprout anything it must be raw. Any cooking of a seed or legume kills the potential life inside and disables the processes of growth. By sprouting, one creates living plants. Though You can sprout most legumes and seeds, some are toxic unless cooked after sprouting (black beans) or should be entirely avoided (kidney beans)... you should make sure the things you sprout are not toxic to eat raw before you sprout them!
So far we have sprouted (see picture below):
(This picture is about 8 oz of sprouts which came from 2 Tbsp of seeds. It's massive!)
Check out this site for really precise instructions:
THE SPROUT PEOPLE
- It is very easy and not time consuming to sprout on your own. There is no "green thumb" requirements, just some attention.
- Fresh Veggies all year round! Depending on the size of your operation, there is no need to step into any sort of outdoor environment.
- Health benefits= immense!; Alkalizing in your stomach helping you digest, all of the vitamins and proteins increase 300%-1400% from the seed (which contains the instructions for that growth...i.e. a tiny sunflower seed can grow into a 10 foot thriving plant), a nearly complete food, like live foods in general they are enzyme inhibitor neutralizing as well as phytic acid nuetralizing which is a problem in the digestion of many legumes and seed, soaking the legumes and seeds lowers the fat content of the plant by breaking down dense veggie proteins into simpler amino acids.
- The Sprout People give this Nutritional inforamtion about sprouts: “Nutritional info: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K
Calcium, Carbohydrates, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
All Amino Acids
Protein: up to 35%”