I published a post in April 2017 about the Elzed Seed Sprouter that I bought (you can read it here Elzed Seed Sprouter), and that it works well for a fairly cheap product. As I found sprouting to be highly beneficial to our family for the incredible health aspects of it, I decided to research and learn more about how to sprout correctly.
Sprouting allows us to enjoy these tiny powerhouses of nutrition by releasing that nutritive energy within them but if not done correctly there can be harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella growing on the sprouted seed.
I thought I would share some of these very important pointers with you:
- Always use clean water, preferably filtered, to avoid subjecting seeds to harmful substances that might be present in tap water.
- The seeds that are sprouting must not stand in water, or they will then go mouldy.
- Rinse the sprouts frequently, every twelve hours at least, to wash off starch (every six hours in warmer humid climates).
- There must be airflow to prevent bacteria growing from the humidity which could develop.
- When the sprouted seeds are perfect to eat, do not rinse them before putting them in the fridge (to halt the sprouting process). Put them straight into the fridge in a container that allows for airflow as well, to prevent moisture build up.
- Consume within five to seven days.
- Boosts immune system;
- Improves blood circulation;
- Helps improve digestion;
- Aids in weight management;
- Protects the body against cancer;
- Helps to reduce the risk of heart ailments;
- Inhibits the growth of cold sores;
- Helps to prevent anemia;
- Boosts metabolism.