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Seeds specifically to be eaten as sprouts

Posted by Peaceful_Warrior none (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 17, 11 at 21:02

I've start to make sprouts in my kitchen & they taste great. I'm totally aware that certain plants should NOT be eaten as sprouts & I'm only interested in the simple sprouts like Mung bean, Alfalfa etc. My question is this:

Suppose I want Alfalfa sprouts. Do I need a special Alfalfa sprout seed or can I buy any Alfalfa seeds & use them as my sprouts. I've currently been buying my seeds off of Amazon. I'm curious is it a special "sprouting" seed they are selling or are these simply regular Alfalfa seeds?

Thanks!


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RE: Seeds specifically to be eaten as sprouts

CAN/SHOULD USE REGULAR SEED NOTHING SPECIAL MAY ALSO USE
fenugreek, mung bean, lentil pea, chickpea, soybean
oat, wheat, corn, rice barley, kamut, quinoa, amaranth, buck wheat
sesame, sunflower, almond, hazelnut, linseed, peanut
broccoli, carrot, spinach, cabbage, celery, fennel, onion, parsley, radish, turnup, beet, watercrest, mustard, arugula, lemon grass, lettuce, mizuna, milk thistle, tatsoi.


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RE: Seeds specifically to be eaten as sprouts

ok. Thanks! Can I use lentils, mung bean, etc that I can get from somewhere like whole foods to cook with or should I buy them from a seed provider? I'm just wondering do those sprout and/or do they treat the beans with something, even the organic ones.


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RE: Seeds specifically to be eaten as sprouts

1) May use seed from any source ie. local seed store, local food mart or a "organic" store.
2) only concern is a "souring of the seed, contamination of seed & unhygienic production with high microbial counts
NOTE: this can also occure in comercial production of sprouts!


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