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       Title: “SPROUTING” INFORMATION
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        You can purchase a sprouting jar (available at most health food
   stores) or you can make your own. To make your own get a 1/2 gallon
   clear glass container. Be sure to wash it out well. Cover the mouth
   with a fine screen and use a rubber band to keep it on. That’s it.
   Really though, the purchased jars are inexpensive and are made just
   for the purpose.
   
   ** How to sprout seeds
   
   1.) Place measured amount of seed, beans, or grain into sprouting
   jar. Add water and soak overnight following chart recommendations
   below.
   
   2.)  Pour off soak water and place jar mouth down at 45 degree angle
   for drainage and ventilation between rinsings, then rinse twice a day
   with fresh cool water.
   
   3.)  After sprouts have matured (see chart below) place them in a
   bowl of water. Seed hulls will float to the top and dprouts will
   sink. Skim hulls off with your hand and discard them. Gently remove
   sprouts from bowl and drip drain before storing them in a glass or
   plastic (closed) container or bag in the refridgerator.
   
   4.)  Place Alfalfa, Mustard, Cabbage, Clover, and Radish in indirect
   light for two days before harvesting to develop chlorophyll. Use the
   sprouts in preparing your next meal, in salads and sandwiches.
   
   ** Sprouting tip
   
      The ideal sprouting temperature is between 65~ and 75~. Sprouts
   grow best in darkness or indirect light. When sprouted too long some
   seeds and beans may become bitter. Grains become sweeter on the
   fourth and fifth day of sprouting. Start new seeds every 3 days for a
   continuous suppy.
   
   ** Sprouting Chart
   
   Variety         Soaking Time    Dry Measure
                      Ready in
                     (hours)       QT.     1/2 gal
                   (days)
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ Alfalfa              8          3 TB 6 TB
                        4-5 Clover               8
   :       4 TB     8 TB 4-5 Mustard              8
   :       1/4 cup 1/2 cup 4-5 Sesame 8 1/2 cup 3 cups 2-3 Sunflower 8 2
   cups 4 cups 2-3 Lentils 12
          1/2 cup  1 cup                      2-5 Mung
                  12         1/2 cup  2 cups
                      3-5 Green Peas           12
          1 cup    2 cups
                      2-3 Wheat & Rye          12
          1 cup    2 cups 2-3
   
   Sprouting info and chart From: Rainbow Acres Natural Foods 13208
   Washington Boulevard
                                      Los Angeles, CA 90066
         (Manufacturers of great sprouting jars) Formatted by: Dorie
   Villarreal
  
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