Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sprouting Hard Red Wheat

Homegrown sprouts are amazing!  Sprouts are nutrient dense, living foods.  Growing your own sprouts not only saves money but also ensures the freshest, nutrient-packed, raw food.  
**I'm also over at Frugal Local Kitchen today!**

Sprouts provide nutrient, enzymes and chlorophyll that just might not be available in store-bought produce that has been shipped in from up to 1,500 miles away.  Which reminds me...Sprouting also cuts down on fossils fuel use while providing plenty of "ruffage" in your diet.
We announced another seed special over the weekend.  All orders of 8 ounce or more Hard Red Wheat or Mung Beans will include an extra 
2 ounces for FREE!  
To get started with Hard Red Wheat you'll need a large jar with sprouting screen, seeds and water. Sprouting Kits available!
Add 2/3 cups of wheat to your jar and fill with water.
Soak seeds for up to 12 hours.

After 12 hours rinse thoroughly.
Drain thoroughly.
Set your sprouting jar out of direct sunlight for another 12 hours.
Day 2

Repeat.  
Hard Red Wheat Sprouts are ready in 
2-3 days.

It's a good idea to taste your sprouts with every rinse.  This will allow you to decide when your sprouts are ready.  

Once your sprouts are finished you can refrigerate them.  Do not refrigerate wet sprouts.  Grain sprouts should be eaten as soon as possible as they do not store well.  They continue to grow even in the refrigerator.

Happy Sprouting!

Tomorrow I'm joining 3 awesome ladies for a very cool giveaway.  Details tomorrow!
Linking up at The HomeAcre Hop , Wildcrafting Wednesday , LHITS and  HERE. 

8 comments:

Kari Spencer said...

I am always sprouting mung beans, but have yet to sprout wheat. You have given me the motivation to try it. Thanks! I saw this post on Wildcrafting Wednesday.

mary_smith said...

Thanks Kari! I'm sprouting Mung Beans at the moment. Tutorial should be up on Saturday.
Have a wonderful week!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train! Angie@godsgrowinggarden.com Marci@stonecottageadventures.com Helen@blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com

Barb said...

If you can't eat all the sprouts in time, can they be dried?

Thanks for sharing your tip at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

Jen Shoemaker said...

Thanks for sharing at through my creative mind!

Stop by tomorrow (Sat) for a special linky party
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Jen

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop, your participation makes the hop extra special.Big Hugs! P.S. my new giveaway posted yesterday come on over :-)

D@TheShadyPorch said...

I always learn something from your posts. Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch.

Carol J. Alexander said...

We love sprouting. Especially in the winter when the greens are limited. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop. Please come back this week: http://everythinghomewithcarol.com/self-sufficient-homeacre-hop/