Sprouts the Miracle Food; The Complete Guide to Sprouting 1999 Edition

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Sprouts The Miracle Food. The Agriculture of Tomorrow is Here Today. Our grandparents bought their food from the local farm. Today, it flies in on airplanes after being sprayed with chemicals, irradiated and genetically altered. It's enough to topple the Jolly Green Giant....or give him cancer. Can we keep our food pure, fresh, local, and available year round? Yes! For the price of beans! As the world population multiplies, the kitchen of tomorrow will grow food in addition to preparing it. Why wait? The secrets ...
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Overview

Sprouts The Miracle Food. The Agriculture of Tomorrow is Here Today. Our grandparents bought their food from the local farm. Today, it flies in on airplanes after being sprayed with chemicals, irradiated and genetically altered. It's enough to topple the Jolly Green Giant....or give him cancer. Can we keep our food pure, fresh, local, and available year round? Yes! For the price of beans! As the world population multiplies, the kitchen of tomorrow will grow food in addition to preparing it. Why wait? The secrets to creating self-sufficient, organic meals are just pages away.

One week from seed to salad®

Your friends & family will delight in eating fresh, organic young vegetables in the middle of the Winter. Sprouts are baby plants at their most nutritious stage. They're bubbling with enzymes and phyto-chemicals. You can feel their vitamins! Twice the protein of Spinach! Four times the protein of lettuce. Flavors like succulent buckwheat lettuce, hearty baby sunflowers and spicy garlic chives. Introduce them into your kitchen and bring sunshine to your diet. No green thumb and no soil necessary. It's Easy. It's Fun. This book shows you how.

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Editorial Reviews

Book Reader Magazine
This is definitely the complete guide to the seeds and tools necessary to cultivate hundreds of pounds of food. ... A book overflowing with information. There is an integrity of good health here. And Meyerowitz writes with just the right pent-up passion to make converts of us all.
Healthy Times Magazine
Meyerowitz is definitely the Sproutman. We never knew there were so many sprouts --- so many flavors and textures. ... The medicinal properties of these little plants, not to mention their prodigious nutrition does indeed make them a miracle food.
Natural Foods Merchandiser
This guide can make anyone a self-sufficient gardener of sprouts that are bursting with concentrated nutrition. And no one says it better than the man of greens himself-the Sproutman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878736048
  • Publisher: Sproutman Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 280,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Not all of us can be gardeners. But we all eat. Fact is, if you don't grow your own, someone has to do it for you. Not a bad concept, but in reality, we're on the losing end. A trip to the supermarket proves it. The lettuce is lifeless; the spinach is wilting and dark around the edges. You don't dare eat the fruit for fear of fumigants, fertilizers, pesticides and the like. As a nation, we're eating less and less of the healthiest foods on the planet-fresh fruit and vegetables. Where are the fruits and vegetables? For the most part, you'll find them in the canned food aisle. No wonder kids grow up never liking their vegetables! Of course, you could shop at the health food store. But organic produce some-times cost more than you want to spend-if you can find it at all. Unfortunately, we don't all live in southern California and we don't all have the time or means to garden.

Here's where apartment gardening comes in. Every week a new harvest of fresh baby greens matures right in your own kitchen. No tools to buy, no big investment in garden equipment, no bugs or weather to worry about and no dirt. One pound of indoor lettuce takes up just 9 inches of counter-top space and one actual minute of care per day. Just dip and set. Light is no problem-normal daylight is all you need. For such little effort, the possibilities are magnificent--- 30delicious varieties of fresh, nutritious indoor greens and baby vegetables, enough to feed the whole family!

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Table of Contents

(Partial Table of Contents)
INTRODUCTION
Regaining My Health
My Apartment Garden Fed Hundreds
World's Most Economical & Nutritious Food
Small Investment
The Agriculture of Tomorrow is Here Today
SPROUT IT!
Vertical Germination Of Seeds
Multiple Generations
Why Not A Jar
Advantages Of A Vertical Sprouter
THE TECHNIQUE
Create Your Own Sprouter
5 Easy Steps to Health!
Wash Seeds and Baskets
Soaking Seed
How To Rinse
Three Methods of Rinsing
How to Drain
How to Harvest
When to Harvest
Number of Days To Maturity
Harvest Times For Chlorophyll Sprouts
What Seeds To Sprout
How To Set Up Your Kitchen
Hydroponic Vs. Soil Grown
GROWING GRAINS & BEANS
How to Use A Sprout Bag
The Jar vs. The Sprout Bag
The Sprout Bag for Gelatinous Seeds
Other Uses For Your Sprout Bag
AFTER THEY'VE GROWN
Life Expectancy
Refrigeration
About Light
Cleaning Seed Hulls
Cleaning Sick Sprouts
Fear of Mold
Hydrogen Peroxide For Prevention of Mold
S E E D S
Over 30 Varieties---Their Tastes and Growing Times
Wheatgrass
Gelatinous Seeds
On Growing Garlic & Onion
GETTING ORGANIC SEEDS
Characteristics of Good Sprouting Seed
STORAGE OF SEEDS
NUTRITION
THE MIRACLE OF GERMINATION
Protein Content of Sprouts& Other Vegetarian Foods
Protein Comparison Of Lettuce & Sprouts
Trace Mineral Content of Sprouts and Seeds
Mineral Content of Fresh Sprouted Beans Vs. Other Vegetarian Foods Vitamin Content of Sprouts Sprouts Are More Than Nutrients!
Energy Content of Sprouts vs. Other Vegetarian Foods
Radish Sprouts vs. Mature Radish Vegetable
DIGESTING SPROUTED BEANS
NATURAL TOXINS IN BEANS
Do Natural Toxins in beans Help or Hurt?
Anti-Oxidants & Anti-Carcinogens
EARTH & WATER
Pesticides
The 12 Most Infamous Agricultural Chemicals
Foods Containing The Highest Pesticide Residues
Using Pure Water for You and Sprouts
How To Choose A Water Purifying Device
Mechanical Purifiers & Filters
Distillers
COMPOSTING
Building A Composter
Growing Soil-Free Buckwheat, Sunflower, Wheatgrass
How To Use Wheatgrass
MIXING N' MATCHING SEEDS
Liquid Kelp---Nature's Finest Fertilizer
Sprouting Gelatinous Seeds
Commercial Sprouters
Automatic Sprouters
Questions & Answers with Sproutman
Review of Technique
SPROUTING SEED CHART
RESOURCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    Eat Sprouts!

    This book is truly a life changer. Anyone will benefit from the information in this book. The author has provided a wealth of knowledge on Sprouting. I, having no experience Sprouting, now have healthy green sprouts growing in my kitchen. Not only are Sprouts healthy, they are delicious. This book includes information from the first rinse to harvest. The author includes various methods of sprouting and the best seeds for each method. Helpful nutritional information is discussed. He has truly shared his gift of sprouting knowledge in this book. I have several Sprouting books, but this is the one I reference the most. If you are interested in Sprouting, consider buying this book.

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