EASY TO READ TEXT OF CONTENT ON THIS PAGE. Wheatgrass Juice contains vitamins
B, C, E, and carotene (Vitamin A). We need Vitamin A to prevent weak or brittle
bones, night blindness, and dry skin. Vitamin A is needed for good eyesight, normal
growth and reproduction. Vitamin B is the anti-stress vitamin. The more stress
we are under the more of this vitamin is needed. Vitamin B helps the digestive
system, the adrenal glands and is essential for normal brain and body formation.
Vitamin C is important for the health of the skin, teeth, gums, eyes, muscles
and joints. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant, prevents muscle degeneration, sterility,
slow healing of wounds and infections and helps the heart. The Vitamin E in Wheatgrass
Juice is 10 times more easily assimilated by the body than synthetic Vitamin E.Minerals.
Mineral salts are basic to all organic life. The electrical currents of life transfer
through Organic minerals (minerals from plants). Organic minerals regulate the
elimination and blood-building functions of the body. If you take inorganic minerals
(those available in pill form) , you need 10-20 times more , risking an overload,
upsetting your internal balance.These minerals are not found in any one single
source. That is why we go to great extremes and cost to add minerals to our Genesis
Wheatgrass Soil. We have selected minerals from Volcanoes from New Mexico, ancient
sea beds from Southeast Texas and Florida, kelp from the North Seas and earthworm
castings. We would never grow Wheatgrass in only compost. " If its' not in the
soil, it's not in the grass."When someone tells me they grow Wheatgrass in organic
compost, my first thought is who's compost mine or yours, or John's or Sam's?
All these composts would have a different mineral content. Some minerals could
have been leached out during the composting process. Some add peat moss which
have virtually no nutrients. The U.S. Senate Document # 264 in 1936 showed that
12 growing seasons would deplete most nutrients from the soil. It concerns me
when I hear of someone growing Wheatgrass in only composted Wheatgrass mats. Each
cycle of growing Wheatgrass, cutting the Wheatgrass, composting the Wheatgrass
mats, with no minerals being added back, the Wheatgrass becomes less and less
nutritional, indicated by a Bitter tasting Wheatgrass, thin blades, and a pale
green color. Wheatgrass grown in a highly mineralized soil 1. is a good source
of calcium. Calcium cannot be used properly if other trace minerals are not present.
Plants such as Wheatgrass Juice and other live foods, have the trace minerals
present to make the calcium absorbed by the body. Even though spinach, beet greens,
and chard have more calcium than Wheatgrass, the presence of oxalic acid binds
the calcium making it unusable by the body. 2. is a good source of iron. Iron
is needed for red blood formation. Inorganic iron can cause constipation, The
iron in Wheatgrass Juice has no side effects. Wheatgrass has an abundance of magnesium,
potassium and calcium. These minerals maintain the pH of the blood. Alkaline minerals
must neutralize the acids from metabolism in order to maintain healthy bones and
teeth and build our immunity against colds and other illnesses. Normal blood contains
five grams of sodium per pint. Sodium aids digestion, elimination and regulates
the fluids in our cells. Americans eat too much sodium in shape of table salt.
Wheatgrass Juice has a safe amount of sodium for even people on a low salt diet.
3. contains all known mineral elements including selenium and zinc.If your Wheatgrass
is bitter, not sweet, its not grown in "Genesis" Wheatgrass Soil.Amino Acids A
deficiency of just one amino acid can result in allergies, low energy, sluggish
digestion, poor resistance to infection, and premature aging. Wheatgrass Juice
contains 17 amino acids, lysine, isoleucine, tryptophane, phenylalanine, threonine
valine, methionine, alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine,
histidine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.MSM MSM is a sulfur bearing molecule
found in all living organisms destroyed in processed food. It helps our body use
vitamins, help to reduce allergies, helps detoxify the body and increase oxygen,
and helps take out inflammation. Our habit of processing everything we eat not
only destroys some of the vitamins but totally destroys 100% of the enzymes. Enzymes
are also destroyed by drying. Enzymes found in Wheatgrass Juice help detoxify
the pollutants inside us and help with digestion. The most important enzymes isolated
from Wheatgrass Juice are: 1. cytochrome oxidase, an antioxidant required for
proper cell respiration 2. lipase, a fat splitting enzyme 3. protease, a protein
digestant 4. amylase, which facilitates starch digestion 5.catalase, which catalyzes
the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen in the blood and
tissues. 6. transhydrogenase, an enzyme which aids in keeping the muscle tissue
of the heart tone 7. superoxide dismutase (SOD) Clinical trials show that SOD
can help protect us from cell damage due to superoxides, infections, aging, radiation,
and poisoning from bad air, bad food, and drugs. Wheatgrass is a superior source
of SOD.Chlorophyll and Oxygen Wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll (the green part of
the plant). Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, scientific researcher, considers Wheatgrass
chlorophyll "the richest nutritional liquid known to man." Chapter 3 of The Wheatgrass
Book by Ann Wigmore ,includes evidence of the blood cleansing and building abilities
of chlorophyll, its effect on the circulatory system and oxygen supply, and its
role in detoxifying and regenerating the liver.HOW EASY IS IT TO GROW? With a
small initial capital outlay, and a little on-going effort in tending your crop,
you can grow trays of wheatgrass very easily. It is one of those habits that's
easy, once you know how, and you've experimented a few times! There are 2 mediums
in which to grow wheatgrass - using soil or hydroponically (using water). Traditionally,
wheatgrass, like any plant, is best grown in soil. The nutrient levels are slightly
reduced by growing in water, but this method is convenient for those people who
cannot make compost, etc. in a garden, and those who just want to keep the growing
really simple. You can try both methods, and choose which suits your own circumstances
best. Growing instructions are included with the kits, which provide the ingredients
for a minimum of 4 trays. ARE WE REALLY SO UNHEALTHY?Two of the most salutary
trends in modern nutrition are the malnutrition of affluent society and mass dehydration
- both lead to poor health. We are increasingly dependent on refined foods, low
quality, mass produced meat, fruit and vegetables. We are subject to massive media
exposure of the high sugar drinks and fast food outlets. There is an increasing
need to add fertilisers to improve yields from impoverished soil, and to use of
growth hormones and antibiotics in the production of meat. Other factors - such
as the tight margins demanded by supermarket giants - all conspire to reduce the
nutritional value of our foods. The poor quality of our tap water does little
to encourage us to drink the recommended daily quota. Our reliance on high energy
sugar drinks and stimulants, such as tea and coffee, combine to dehydrate our
systems still further. The results can include a reduction in the efficiency of
our immune systems, a lowering of reserves through the poor nutrient content of
our diet and a propensity to infections . . .IT'S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, HOWEVER
. . .An increase in the public's awareness of these issues has led to an enormous
increase in the consumption of organic foods, a suspicion of GMO foods, the on-going
call for adequate food labelling and increased use of water purification. Alongside
the quantum leaps in our understanding of the importance of living foods and the
factors that have led to the deterioration in the quality of our food, come the
welcome proliferation of the juice bar, the complementary health clinic, and the
local wholefood shop. An organic, freshly prepared juice in a gym or juice bar
may cost £3 or more, but an increasing number of people are looking for ways to
boost their intake of fresh organic nutrients and of pure water AT HOME. What
is it about wheatgrass, that leads it to feature on the menus of fashionable juice
bars, to help increasing numbers of people in their fight against cancer, to boost
the immune system, and to be an important element in most detox programmes?
Steve Meyerowitz, known as Sproutman in the US, describes wheatgrass
as "a sunshine transfusion" Dr Ann Wigmore healed her gangrenous legs
with it in the 1970's and later ran the Boston marathon; and our own Living
Foods expert, Elaine Bruce, who was a student of the late Ann Wigmore, describes
it as an essential ingredient of the Living Foods Programme.Click Here
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SO . . . WHY DRINK WHEATGRASS JUICE?Wheatgrass earned its reputation from
people with terminal illnesses, who took it at the eleventh hour after conventional
medicine left them with no hope. In the 1970s, Dr Ann Wigmore opened the Hippocrates
Health Institute, in Boston, nourishing terminally ill patients back to health
with fresh squeezed wheatgrass. Dr Charles F Schnabel (1895 - 1974) chemist and
agriculturalist, knew from his work with his farm animals and his research in
the laboratory, that wheatgrass boosts nutrition, builds good blood and strengthens
immunity. More recently, there are many studies demonstrating the efficacy and
nutrition of grass foods, using both clinical evidence and testimonials. In the
US there are numerous healing centres, where wheatgrass plays a key role in the
diet. There are courses run in the UK by proponents of wheatgrass and raw, living
foods. Wheatgrass has long been used like a herbal medicine - for its therapeutic
and nutritional properties. Although wheat is the most popular, barley, oats and
rye are equally potent.So what's it good for?Blood purification, Liver
detoxification, Colon cleansing. As a food Wheatgrass is very nourishing and
restorative with a complete range of nutrients. Therapeutically, the
fresh juice can be drunk or applied rectally using a enema implant. For disease
prevention, you can make powdered drinks, take it in tablet or capsule form,
or drink the fresh juice as part of a long term health maintenance programme.
For those with an intolerance to gluten, do not be put off . . . The grain metamorphoses
completely into a vegetable, with none of the allergic proteins common to the
glutenous grains.". . . our food is our medicine and our medicine is our food"
- Hippocrates, the father of medicine.It has long been established that the best
medicine is a whole, natural food. All known nutrients were found in concentrated
form in wheatgrass, including what are now known as phytochemicals. Also anti-oxidants,
enzymes, 20 amino acids, vitamins including: folic acid, calcium, zinc, selenium,
magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, potassium, and cellular RNA and DNA. Similar
natural superfoods containing a broad spectrum of concentrated nutrients are bee
pollen, spirulina, chlorella and blue green algae. They all provide the raw materials
from which the body manufactures what it needs and balances its own chemistry.
Grasses, along with alfalfa and these algae, are the richest sources of chlorophyll
on the planet. Green plant cells are the only cells capable of absorbing the energy
of the sun. The famous research scientist E. Bircher called chlorophyll "concentrated
sunpower - it increases the functions of the heart, improves the vascular system,
the intestines, the uterus and the lungs. It raises the basic nitrogen exchange
and is therefore a tonic which, considering its stimulating properties cannot
be compared with any other". The amount of juice you drink is totally up
to you.Steve Meyerowitz says "Grass is non-toxic in any dose, but you may
react to the results of its detoxifying power. All grass is a powerful purgative
for the liver, and too much can release too many poisons too quickly". EXPERIMENT!
Start with small quantities. It can be mixed with other juices or taken neat.
Notice the effects of a daily 1oz shot! Remember - it's concentrated sunpower!
Rocket fuel! Greenpower! Living food! Whatever it becomes for you . . . have fun!
If you have time let us know how you get on.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON WHEATGRASS
Imagine a food that actually
contains nearly every known mineral, very high amounts of essential amino acids,
vitamins and enzymes and could protect you from carcinogens like no other food
or medicine can. A food that strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver, bloodstream,
and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants. Imagine all this and then
consider that this food can easily be grown on your window sill, patio, in your
green house or in your garden at almost negligible cost. This is the legacy of
wheatgrass a green super food brought to prominence in the last century and chamipioned
by many since then. In this article you'll find lots of amazing facts and highly
useful information based on years of research by many people.
juice should be extracted either by chewing or utilising a slow turning gear juicer.
The easy health manual juicer is very good for this purpose. Centrifugal juicers
cannot extract juice from the strong fibres of grass. And their high speeds create
heat that would destroy sensitive enzymes. Wheatgrass needs the heavy-duty action
of a masticating gear juicer to slowly press the fibres. A daily 'shot' of 30ml
can be enough for increasing vitality. Some individual practitioners advocate
more for heavier detox regimes or for those with healing crises. It's a good idea
to start small and build up to 60 - 120ml of grass juice a day, as you do this
watch your energy levels climb.
Benefits of wheat grass (excerpts from "The Wheatgrass Book"
by Ann Wigmore)
wheatgrass... Increases red blood
cell count, lowers blood pressure...It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal
tract of debris. It stimulates metabolism and bodily enzyme systems in enriching
the blood by increasing red blood cell count, and in dilating the blood pathways
throughout the body, reducing blood pressure.
Stimulates the thyroid,
correcting obesity, indigestion, etc. The thyroid gland is also stimulated and
normalized by the use of wheat grass juice - an important step toward the correction
of obesity, indigestion and a host of other complaints.
to the blood...Wheat grass has an alkalising effect on the blood. Its abundance
of alkaline minerals helps reduce over acidity in the blood. It can be used to
relieve many internal pains. It has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers,
ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhoea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal
How to drink it...Wheatgrass juice is best taken in small amounts
throughout the course of the day, always on an empty or nearly empty stomach.
In general, two to four ounces every day or every other day is sufficient. Slowly
sipping small quantities of the juice gives your body an opportunity to get used
to its taste and effect. Taking one to two-ounce drinks straight or mixed with
other juices (fruit & vegetable) and sipping slowly, will help prevent nausea
or stomach upset. On a healing regime, Ann suggests you drink one or two oz up
to 3 or 4 x a day. And to take one day of rest.
Powerful detoxifier and
liver and blood protector...The enzymes and amino acids found in Wheatgrass can
protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine can. It strengthens
our cells, detoxifies the liver, bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental
Fights tumours and neutralizes toxins....Recent studies show
that Wheatgrass juice has a powerful ability to fight tumours without the usual
toxicity of drugs that also inhibit cell-destroying agents. The many active compounds
found in wheatgrass juice can cleanse the blood and neutralize and digest toxins
in our cells.
Whether you have a cut finger you want to heal or you desire
to lose five pounds...enzymes must do the actual work. The life and abilities
of the enzymes found naturally in our bodies can be extended if we help them from
the outside by adding exogenous enzymes, like the ones found in Wheatgrass juice.
Remarkable similarity to our own blood...The 2nd important nutritional aspect
of chlorophyll is its remarkable similarity' to haemoglobin, the compound that
carries oxygen in the blood. Dr. Hagiwara a Japanese science and health educator,
is a leading advocate for the use of grass as food and medicine. He reasons that
since chlorophyll is soluble in fat particles, and since fat particles are absorbed
directly in to the blood via the lymphatic system, that chlorophyll can also be
absorbed in this way. In other words, when the "blood" of plants is
absorbed in humans it is transformed into human blood, which transports nutrients
to every cell of the body.
Wheat grass implants reverse damage from inside
the lower bowel...In the case of illness, they stimulate a rapid cleansing of
the lower bowel and draw out accumulations of debris. Hold for 20 minutes.
Externally eliminates itching almost immediately...Wheat grass juice externally
applied to the skin can help eliminate itching almost immediately.
will soothe sunburned skin...and also acts as a disinfectant. Rubbed into the
scalp before a shampoo, it will help mend damaged hair and alleviate itchy, scaly
Wheat grass juice is soothing and healing for...cuts,
burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete's foot, insect bites, boils, sores
, open ulcers, tumours & so on.
As a sleep aid...merely place a tray
of living Wheat grass near the head of your bed. It will enhance the oxygen in
the air and generate healthful negative ions to help you sleep more soundly. Use
as a poultice and replace every two to four hours.
Add some to your bath
water...and settle in for a nice, long soak.
Gargle with wheat grass...to
sweeten the breath and firm up and tighten gums.
Don't cook it...We can
only get the benefits of the many enzymes found in grass by eating it uncooked.
Cooking destroys 100 percent of the enzymes in food.
grass neutralizes toxic substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury
and polyvinyl chloride.
The benefits of a liquid oxygen transfusion...Wheat
grass juice contains liquid oxygen. Oxygen is vital to many body processes: it
stimulates digestion (the oxidation of food), clearer thinking (the brain utilizes
25 percent of the bodily oxygen supply), and protective oxygenation of the blood
(a defence against anaerobic bacteria). Cancer cells cannot exist in the presence
Turns grey hair to its natural colour again, raises energy
levels...Daily consumption of Wheat grass and sprouts can turn grey hair to its
natural colour again, and give you a limitless energy level.
that slows down the aging process...Wheat grass will cleanse your blood and help
rejuvenate aging cells, slowing the aging process down, way down, making you feel
more alive now. It will help tighten loose and sagging skin.
effect of radiation...One enzyme found in wheat grass, SOD, lessens the effects
of radiation and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound that may prevent cellular
damage following heart attacks or exposure to irritants.
grass restores fertility and promotes youthfulness.
Just soaking in it
can double your red blood cell count...Dr. Bernard Jensen, found that none of
the blood builders are superior to green juices and wheat grass. In his book Chlorophyll
Magic from Living Plant Life, he mentions several cases where he was able to double
the red blood cell count in a matter of days merely by having patients soak in
a chlorophyll-water bath. Blood building results occur even more rapidly when
patients drink green juices and Wheat grass regularly.
Ann Wigmore on
her own experience with wheat grass...At fifty years of age my hair was gray,
I had a terrible case of colitis and other colon problems, I suffered from low
energy and had no clear direction in life. Out of desperation I turned to nature
for relief. ...In wheat grass, raw foods and exercise, I found what I feel is
as close to the fountain of youth as we are going to get. Twenty-five years after
my discovery, my hair was turned fully natural brown again. My weight has been
a stable 119 and my energy level is limitless...
40 Things You May Not Know About WheatGrass?
Wheatgrass juice is 70% chlorophyll.
2. Chlorophyll is the first product
of light and contains more light energy than any other element.
juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without
toxic side effects.
4. Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.
5. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll.
The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated
6. Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside
and outside the body as a healer.
7. Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it
only takes minutes to digest Wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.
8. Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of
9. Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream.
Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction.
The red cell count was returned to normal with 4 to 5 days of the administration
of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anaemic
or low in red cell count.
10. Farmers in the Midwest of America who have
sterile cows and bulls put them on Wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high
magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
11. Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but Wheatgrass is superior
because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in
organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
12. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass juice factor, which has been shown
to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.
13. Dr. Ann Wigmore
has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
14. Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them, and makes them
15. Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared
to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp Thomas, associate of
Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds
of carrots, lettuce, celery and so on.
16. Liquid chlorophyll washes
drug deposits from the body.
17. Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the
18. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
improves blood sugar problems.
20. Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even
removes scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must
be improved at the same time.
21. In The American Journal of Surgery
(1940), Benjamin Cruskin. M.D. recommended chlorophyll: to clear up foul-smelling
odours, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic
sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infections, reduce varicose
veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal
rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of
parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhoea
in many cases.
22. Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and
is used as a body deodorant.
23. A small amount of Wheat grass juice
in the human diet prevents tooth decay.
24. Wheatgrass juice held in
the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches and poisons from gums.
25. Gargle with Wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
26. Pyorrhoea of
the mouth: lay pulp of Wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or
chew wheatgrass. Spit out out pulp.
27. Drink Wheatgrass juice for skin
problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
28. Wheatgrass juice keeps the
hair from greying.
29. By taking Wheatgrass juice, one may feel a difference
in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality and experience a sense of well-being.
30. Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
31. It is great for
blood disorders of all kinds.
Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.
33. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent
skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice
over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off
with cool water.
34. Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing
and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal
organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4-ounces of Wheat grass
juice. Retain or 20 minutes.
35. Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation
and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.
36. Dr. Birscher
a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He
said, “Chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system,
the intestines, the uterus and the lungs."
37. According to Dr.
Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, re-builder
and neutralizer of toxins.
38. Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars
that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon
monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases haemoglobin production.
39. Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure as it enhances the capillaries.
40. Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
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You can use this wheat for
Soak wheatgrass seeds in water for 8 to 12 hours.
Get a jam jar or pickling jar, put drained and rinsed wheat in it, cover lid with
nylon net or part of an old stocking, secure with a rubber band. Twice a day,
rinse (cover with cool water, swirl around, dump out). In 2 to 3 days, a small
sprout will appear. Refrigerate at this point. Can eat raw, in salads, on sandwiches,
or alone, or cook about 5 minutes, use in bread, or cook and eat plain or with
rice. Has a slightly sweet, nutty flavour
Sprouts are a good way to add variety to your product line, and to extend
the season for fresh vegetables. They're easy to grow with a minimum of equipment
and facilities. Traditional sprouts are usually the small seeds like alfalfa,
clover, etc. and small seed mixes. A new trend is crunchy bean mixes that can
include peas, lentil adzuki beans, mung beans, chickpeas etc. They can be sprouted
in a similar manner to the small seeds, but require less time and yield less.
Mung beans grown for Chinese bean sprouts need special techniques, beyond the
scope of this article. Shoots or wheatgrass type products are usually grown in
soil, though they may be grown in bare trays with more care. Seeds like sunflowers,
buckwheat, some pea varieties, Daikon radish, garden cress, and grains are used
for this. SANITATION - Important Use clean seed, tested for salmonella and e-coli
contamination. Sanitize equipment, and use items that don't have crevices or scratches
that are hard to clean. Don't let sprouts or seed come in contact with manure,
etc. that may have bacterial contamination. Hands and equipment must be clean
at all times for handling sprouts. Water should be clean potable water, tested
for bacterial contamination. NEW INFORMATION - US EPA has approved 2% chlorine
from calcium hypochlorite as a seed sanitation method before sprouting. Tests
have shown no residual chlorine on finished sprouts (Dr. Rob Wick, Sprouters Journal
of the the ISGA, Spring, 1999). Proportions are 85g (3oz) calcium hypochlorite
in 3.75 liters (1 gal.) warm water. Mix thoroughly, and soak the seed for 20 minutes.
Rinse seed thoroughly in clean water then finish soaking time in clean water.
Avoid breathing the fumes of the chlorine - masks are available that will filter
out the fumes if you must do this a lot. This is a last resort, for commercial
sprouters only, in my opinion. TRADITIONAL SPROUTS To sprout 250g (8 oz) seed
you will need: - 2 to 3 clean 16 liter (4 US gallon) plastic pails with good flat
lids (translucent plastic preferred) - room or closet with dependable temperature
(18-24C, 65-75 F) - dark colored nylon wedding veil material (tulle) or other
fine netting to generously cover pails - bungee cords with hooks to hold netting
firmly over pails. The sprouts need: -humid, not wet, conditions -air circulation
-steady temperature -light for greening (never direct sunlight) WASH - Wash seeds
thoroughly with cool water. Add enough water to cover and work through seeds.
Add more water, agitate, and pour off floating debris. Cover pail with netting
and bungee cord, hold at a slant over drain and flush with water from a hose until
water is clear. Alternatively, add water, stir, and drain until water is clean.
SOAK- Soak the seeds for 5-8 hours in cool water and drain. Don't let the seeds
sit in a warm "soup"; change the water a time or two, or have a slow trickle of
fresh water through the soaking container,. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Lay pail
on a slant for 5 to 20 minutes to drain, then rotate 1/4 turn and let drain again.
DIVIDE- Divide the seed into more pails as necessary during sprouting. The larger
the quantity of seed in one container, the more frequent the rinsing must be.
This prevents heat build-up. Cover the pails with the lids between rinsing leaving
a small crack for ventilation. RINSE- Rinse the sprouts at least 3 times a day
with cold water (first thing in the morning and last at night are important).
Break up sprout clumps by hand while rinsing. Large amounts of sprouts have a
tendency to heat in the middle if not rinsed often enough (especially in summer).
Cover pails with netting held in place by bungee cords. Let pail stay on side
for 5 to 20 minutes to drain, then rotate 1/4 turn, and let drain again. Stand
the pails up and cover them with the lids between rinsing. Leave a small crack
for ventilation. CLEAN & GREEN- About the third day, before rinsing, remove the
hulls and hard seed from the bottom of the sprout mass. Skim the hulls from the
top of the water when rinsing. Replace the screen and bungee, then cover pails
with a transparent lid to allow greening from either artificial or indirect natural
light. Polyethylene sheeting, plastic, or glass will work for this. STORE- Use
room temperature water for the last rinsing. Drain extremely well and let sprouts
sit until internal heat has dried them well (7-10 hours depending on batch size
and room temperature). Transfer to clean pails and cover with slight ventilation
at fridge temperature. Do not use poly bags or similar for extended storage. OPTIONS
AND HINTS -Use Hydrogen Peroxide 3% at 50ml to 4 liters or 1/8 cup to a gallon
of water to soak seed, for final rinse, or stronger for cleaning equipment, especially
if you have mold or rot problems. You may wish to clean all equipment with bleach
on a regular basis. -Add faster sprouting seeds such as radish (washed and soaked)
on the 3rd day for mixes with red clover or alfalfa. -A hose attachment for your
tap is useful for rinsing and agitating. -Coarser nylon wedding veil material
may be useful after 2 or 3 days to help rinse out debris. -Alfalfa and red clover
should take 5-7 days, depending on temperature. -Soak water from alfalfa stains
everything yellow. Dispose of carefully and wipe up spills immediately. -Sprouts
can't stand to sit in water, either during sprouting or storage. -You can also
use a laundry tub, with a homemade screen outlet, for sprouting. Experiment and
develop your own variations. SOIL SPROUTING (for wheatgrass, buckwheat, sunflowers,
peas, etc.) Fill pots, trays, or other containers (with drainage) 1/2 to 2/3 full
of soil, compost, or potting mix. Ensure that the growing medium doesn't contain
artificial fertilizers or chemicals. The soil can be very shallow if preferred.
Soak wheat, peas, or other grains 8 hr., buckwheat or sunflowers 12-18 hr., and
spread on the soil surface just touching. Water the soil well and cover with plastic
with one side left slightly loose for ventilation. Mist or sprinkle daily; uncover
after three days. Put the container(s) in sunlight or bright light for 5-8 days,
until the crop is 5-6" tall. Keep growing medium moist. Cut as needed, but before
plants become too old and tough. Options and Hints -Wheatgrass may be left for
a smaller second crop. Buckwheat peas and sunflowers cut only once. -Spent soil
and roots can be composted, fed to earthworms, or dug into the soil. -These crops
can also be grown in baskets or tray type sprouters. Baskets may be more difficult
to sanitize. MARKETING TIPS Concentrate on supplying greens or sprouts that aren't
available locally, or that aren't available organically grown. Always strive to
have fresher sprouts than the competition.