Sprouts: An ideal emergency preparedness food ~ or, for anytime health & nutrition

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Sprouts: An ideal emergency preparedness food ~ or, for anytime health & nutrition

I've been sprouting at home for a year now, it's easy, relatively inexpensive to initiate, and by far the best bang for your buck nutrition... vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Just one example, a sprouted Mung Bean: has a carbohydrate content of a melon, vitamin A of a lemon, thiamin of an avacado, riboflavin of a dry apple, niacin of a banana, and ascorbic acid of a loganberry. Because sprouts are predigested food, they have a much higher biological efficiency. Less food is required, yet more nutrients reach the blood and cells. Sprouts also have a regenerating effect on the human body because of their high concentration of RNA, DNA, protein and essential nutrients. In the dead of winter (for those without greenhouses) when you can't grow anything or if you can't get fresh produce, sprouts will provide a consistently reliable source of sustenance, keeping your body healthy and immune system strong.

A few sites for you to browse (includes growing kits and various seeds)...
http://sproutpeople.org/
http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sprouts.html
http://www.handypantry.com/
http://www.isga-sprouts.org/nutritio.htm
http://www.sprouthouse.com/
http://www.primalseeds.org/sprouting.htm
 

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So true.  Sprouting seeds are

So true.  Sprouting seeds are an essential storage item as well as an important everyday use item.   Storage life is very good on most types of seeds, so having a year or two supply, and rotating by using them, is easy and cost-effective.

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Someone on Turd's previous

Someone on Turd's previous blog put me onto sprouting... I can't believe I didn't do it sooner.  It is better than the crap (greens) that is sold at our local grocery store, it tastes better and they are unbelievably healthy for you.  And they are so easy to grow (all you need are some seeds, a mason jar, a little netting and a rubber band).  And as stated above, you can grow them all  year round, even in the dead of winter (for those of us in cold winter climates).

After doing it a couple of times, it is a no brainer.  Do it.  You'll be better off for it.

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sprouts

Costco has a good deal on sprouting kits for emergency situations.  good price. 

www.costco.com

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@Biochar

Great idea and info. Thanks!

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I sprout

I have a couple of sprouters from sproutpeople and a load of organic red winter wheat berries.  It's prety cool to watch them do their thing...

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cool thread guys!

Thx

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Awesome!   There are so many

Awesome!   There are so many who will have tough long winters, I am in New England, sprouting can be a huge source of food high in nutrient density...I fear running out of canned/dehydrated foods. Sprouting certainly helps ease my mind, I just picked up some quinoa seeds for sprouting...

And for those on a budget, you do not need a kit, you only need the seeds. Make your own 'kit'.

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Fodder for four legged friends

Good news just got better. Sprouts as an item for personal consumption is big, but sprouting for animal livestock is even bigger! 

While hard core vegetarians can skip this, the rest of you preppers should know that feeding sprouted grains to cows  goats sheep etc., is an established practice that has been designed n refined in Australia going back several decades now. In water scarce regions, the ratio of water used to nutrition produced is astoundingly low, and the ratio of space used to pound of finished fodder equally so.  You can literally grow the equivalent of 25 acres of grain feed in a space measuring no more than 300 sq ft. 

The horses are so crazy for the stuff that there is a stampede in the stables every time I walk in now...I don't have pigs so I can't speak to that, but the chickens go nuts for the stuff(leaving the unsprouted grains just lying in the dust) and the normally placid sheep just about bowl me over on the rush to the trough when I bring in the green stuff.  Talk about voting with ones' feet! In a few months I hope to have been able to measure the data for milk production in the cows w and w\o the green fodder.

There is a huge black swan factor to do with this subject as well: the fallout of radiated particles from Japan has been(and cannot but continue to-since they have no solution to the problem still)dousing the entire North American continent for 3 months now.  The response of the clowns in my former country was to close the monitoring sites down and ban episodes of the Simpsons involving nuke power.  What a joke that place has become!

But this is my first contribution here so I'll just keep it short xcept to say what a wonderful relief it is to finally find PM people who actually have the brains to do more than gloat over their stack and their exclusivity!  If you tried to raise a practical subject like this one in Kitcoland they'd be droppin their crap all over you.  It's no wonder they can not seem to stop adding to the pile on that "Turd F- False Prophet" thread that finally convinced me to move over here....birds of a feather flock together!

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re: fodder for four legged animals...

awesome! 300 SF... need more info! how do you do it? what do you plant? 

thanks for posting!

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Well, personally, I do it by trial and error (with a heavy emphasis on error!) But for those with extra BenBucks clutterin up their wallets, I don't mind giving this guy a free plug - www.greenfield-hydroponics.com/  - seems to be a fellow of East Indian extraction with a big heart and some good  turnkey products...as well as soon cool pix of horses n what not scarfin up the fodder!  Never talked with the dude but seems worth checking out.

I use barley; oats gone crazy up in price in the last year where I live...they might be the better feed for the hot season but they dont seem to complete the sprouting cycle as well as the barley...none of the critters has posted a complaint in the feedback box yet!

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Fun facts: Sprouts were the

Fun facts: Sprouts were the cause of the european EHEC outbreak the past month. that cost 36+ people their life.

Likely the seeds had traces of dung or something.

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fun WITH the facts jax

Sprouts were ALLEGED to be the source of the problem, after all other theories outside of the absurd(Spanish cucumbers) and the obvious(weaponized genetically modified bioware) were exhausted\overlooked by the *also* exhausted scientists trying to find an explanation.

http://www.naturalnews.com/032590_ecoli_superbugs.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/032622_ecoli_bioengineering.html

So, after bankrupting several thousand European vegetable farmers, instituting the outright ban on herbal remedies that could actually treat the conditions affected, and falsely and maliciously implicating 'organic' ANYTHING in the publics' mind as being responsible for the as per usual BIGPHARMA attempt to wipe out the competition   n kill a few innocent bystanders in the process  - you want to drive the point home that we should all huddle around the BIGMAC fire and wait for our masters to direct us to the nearest DHS\TSA collection facility! 

WOW. I just found paradise(the new TF blog) and already the surveyors and accompanying carrion are moving in to build the parking lot!

collect yur check n move on dutchboy...yu bin outed!

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The consensus is now it were

The consensus is now it were the sprouts.

I'm aware of the vaguenes surrounding this case.

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more evidence of devolution

luv that word "consensus" 

Was it not the great POTUS imself what said "the science is clear, the consensus is in"?

reminds me that 'great global warming scam' that had all the bought n paid for "scientists" help AL GOREITHM build HIS internet!....

http://www.iceagenow.com/

...for all you folks what aren't Montana ranchers n what not trying to get seed in the ground that could be harvested fore first frost!

thanks for helping make the case brainiac! 

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Follow the OP's link to

Follow the OP's link to Sproutpeople and watch his videos.  He shows you everything you need to know.  I did by a couple of the Easy-Sprout kits just because they are so handy.  A wide mouth Mason jar and a little window screen works basically just as well.

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You can buy a box of sprouts

You can buy a box of sprouts in 7 mylar bags that will keep for years. Just $45 at Emergency Essentials:

http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_FG%20S100_A_name_E_Sprouting+Seeds

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Mason Jars!

Biochar wrote:

I've been sprouting at home for a year now, it's easy, relatively inexpensive to initiate, and by far the best bang for your buck nutrition... vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Just one example, a sprouted Mung Bean: has a carbohydrate content of a melon, vitamin A of a lemon, thiamin of an avacado, riboflavin of a dry apple, niacin of a banana, and ascorbic acid of a loganberry. Because sprouts are predigested food, they have a much higher biological efficiency. Less food is required, yet more nutrients reach the blood and cells. Sprouts also have a regenerating effect on the human body because of their high concentration of RNA, DNA, protein and essential nutrients. In the dead of winter (for those without greenhouses) when you can't grow anything or if you can't get fresh produce, sprouts will provide a consistently reliable source of sustenance, keeping your body healthy and immune system strong.

A few sites for you to browse (includes growing kits and various seeds)...
http://sproutpeople.org/
http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sprouts.html
http://www.handypantry.com/
http://www.isga-sprouts.org/nutritio.htm
http://www.sprouthouse.com/
http://www.primalseeds.org/sprouting.htm
 

Thanks i went out and bought Mason jars and window screen so that i can start a batch today, i think im gona try pinto beans first until i can find a place to but Red Winter Wheat at a local store.

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Yes to Sprouting

We sprout mostly broccoli. Delicious.

The thing is sprouts are alive! Fresh, living food is want humans used to eat. 

Recommend Spirulina and Chorella too. Living blue green algae for vibrant health.

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Cheaper seeds

Is their a cheaper places to buy seed to sprout?  4 or 5 bucks a pound just doesn't sound like fair market value at all.

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cheap n cheerful options

I'm not sure which seed you are referring to with that particular costing.  But trust me, anything that you could buy now that is non gmo, preferably certified organic and definitely from last year(pre Fukushima era) is cheap at twice the price.  TPTB are close to completing the circle with the outright ban on herbal medicines, crackdown on small farm production and EPA buyout by the vertically integrate pharm-seed-fertilizer combine.  Soon you will not have the option.

On a happier note, everything that you could possibly need or get from plant sources is available from the humble barley seed(still pennies on the pound).  Sprout it, then juice it, take note of the feeling of well being resultant, then join the rest of us resistors in plotting the decline and fall of the moneychangers!

Cheers.

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