I stopped at the health food store and looked around yesterday. I found some hand-outs about sprouting that are really quite interesting! You can sprout all these different things:
- Mung beans
- Kidney beans
It also had a section of "seeds to sprout together," like 2T. alfalfa, 4 T mung, and 1 tsp. radish for salads, sandwiches, and omletes. Or how about 2 T mung, 1 T sunflouer, 2 T lentil, 2 T garbanzo - cook and mash sprouts and use as sandwhich spread!
The basics of sprouting are:
- Sort and soak
- Harvest (after some days)
It's best to eat them withing 4-5 days of harvest, but some you can freeze for later use!
Then it had recipes to use the sprouts in, along with their nutrition facts and length of growth peiod.
I told Concha the other day I'm going to try growing lettuce and grass inside soon too. Just to have some greenery...and I guess I'll eat the lettuce. :)