Growing Sprouts

Concerned about your health? Confused about what nutrients are best? Why not look at adding sprouts to your daily eating plan? They can provide a healthy portion of your vitamin C needs and bolster your system with many of the B vitamins. The green leafy ones are excellent sources of vitamin A. You can take a whole array of expensive vitamin supplements and still not get the nutritional benefits that these very inexpensive additions to your diet will provide okra sprouts.

They’re easy to produce even though there are certain guidelines you will need to follow. You can grow them yourself even if you don’t have a green thumb. You don’t need soil at all-only water and cool temperatures. The time between starting the seeds and harvesting sprouts is short: sprouts will emerge in as little as two days and not more than seven. It depends on what you’re sprouting. There’s a wide range of choices, but it might be good to limit yourself to only a few at the outset until you begin to get the hang of it.

Some of the Seeds, and Beans you can Sprout:

* Alfalfa sprouts

* Beans (mung, kidney, pinto, navy and soy)

* Broccoli

* Clover

* Dill

* Garlic

* Mustard

* Pumpkin

* Radish

* Sunflower

* Wheat berries

Remember, this list is only partial; once you become proficient at sprouting, you will want to look at others. Variety makes this approach to food interesting and even exciting.

You don’t need any special equipment to grow sprouts. All you need are seeds, water, warmth, and darkness. You will probably only need to spend 10 minutes of your time each day to grow all the sprouts you can eat.