SPROUTING SEEDS (only for members)

Before we go into the specifics of why sprouting is good for you, allow us to give you a visual for what is happening. A seed (or grain or legume) has many nutritional advantages to you, but many of them are locked up tight by anti-nutrients (such as phytic acid) .


Nutrients and anti-nutrients


We usually notice malnutrition when nutrient-poor food is consumed. Yet, it’s still possible to consume foods rich in nutrients that cannot be utilized by the body due to anti-nutrients.

Anti-nutrients make nutrients less bioavailable, and sprouting can disable them. Anti-nutrients serve to protect a food, but can be problematic once we consume them. Still, not all anti-nutrients are problematic; some may help protect us from disease.

Once anti-nutrients are degraded with proper pre-treatment of food, legumes and grains become excellent sources of nutrients that we can utilize.

Various pre-treatment methods exist and can be used to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients, including soaking, fermentation and sprouting. Combining strategies is effective too.

Sprouting enhances the bioavailability of zinc, iron and calcium. Sprouting also reduces the phenol and tannin content in some foods.

The amount of change depends on water pH, length of soaking, and length of sprouting. However, in general, basic methods can reduce anti-nutrient levels by 50%.

When we simply heat food, not all anti-nutrients are disabled and the potential for nutrient loss increases (due to water and heat). Many vitamins can be lost with cooking, including A, D, E, B1, B5, C, B12 and folate. But remember, the bioavailability of some minerals and phytochemicals is enhanced with cooking.

Here are a few of the things that happen during that process of sprouting seeds:

Phytic Acid and Enzyme Inhibitors are Neutralized


Phytic acid binds with calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc, making it hard to impossible for you to absorb those nutrients.  It’s also irritating to your digestive system. By sprouting your grains, legumes or seeds, you are neutralizing phytic acid very effectively. You will also be neutralizing enzyme inhibitors, which unfortunately not only inhibit enzymes in the actual seed, but can also inhibit your own valuable enzymes once they have been eaten.

when you plan to sprouting seeds it´s very important that you use water free of any pathogens or chemicals like (nitrite , chlorine ,  e-colis  , salmonella...) if you are not sure about your water the best it´s to clean it from all kind of bad chemicals or bacteria with a water filter.

but anyway , remenber that sprouting seeds it´s one of the best medicine you can bring to your digesting system , and also to balance nutrients and vitamins in your body all around year.

OUR SEEDS SELECTION FOR SPROUTING AND MICROGREEN.


All the sprouting seeds we offer you come from organic farms in Finland and Italy. These farms work both with the ethics of preserving soil by using cover crops, less tilling and less animal manure for fertilization. The reason why we offer you their seeds is because they follow the same kind of ethics as we do on our family farm.


The seeds from Italy come from a farm who specialize in the production of sprouting seeds and the products from Finnish farms are selected specially for their focus on growing sprouting seeds and microgreens. 

alfafa 150g (organic) product from Italy

  4.90 euro

(for sprouting seeds: very easy)

soaking time : 4h to 6h or one night maxi

ready in 4 to 8 days


they are typically high in vitamin K and also contain many other nutrients, including vitamin C,D,E,U,B1,B2, B6, B12 copper, manganese and folate.

red clover 150g (organic) product from Finland

        4.40 euro

(for sprouting seeds: very easy)

soaking time : 4h to 6h or one night maxi

ready in 4 to 8 days


It's one of the richest sprouting seed for vitamins and minerals.

Very rich in vitamin:  B ,  C , E and provitamin A.

Clover is also full of antioxidants and makes it one of our favourite sprouting seeds for our winter salads.

This product comes from a Finnish organic farmer and friend. 

Selected specially for sprouting.


radish  red chine 150g (organic) product from Italy

       7.00 euro

(for sprouting seeds:  easy)

very peppery

soaking time : 4h to 6h can be one night maxi

ready in 4 to 6 days


These organic radish seeds are perfect to bring a great peppery taste to your salad.

The radish sprouting seeds help to detoxing your liver and clean your kidneys .

It's also a great source of vitamins B1 , B2 , B3 , B5 , P and specially vitamin C ( 30% of your daily needs ) and minerals .


     

  

fenugreek   150g  (organic)

   4.50 euro

           coming soon

(for sprouting seeds:  easy)

soaking time: 3h to 4h maximum


One of the best sprouting seeds .

The taste is reminiscent of cumin or curry and could be easy used to replace it in your kitchen.


Full of vitamin C , proteins and minerals. 



rocket / aragula 100g (organic) product from Italy

5.00 euro

(mucilage seeds)

(for sprouting seeds:  hard , mucilage seed)

(for microgreen:  easy)

soaking time : less than an hour or no soaking at all, depending on the technique you choose.

Ready in 6 to 8 days when the young sprout is 8cm long


Rocket greens contain vitamins A, B, C and E

Also present are - Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus and Potassium

Rocket is packed with antioxidants,

All Essential Amino Acids

mustard 150g (organic) product from Italy

       5.20euro

(for sprouting seeds: hard, mucilage seed)

(for microgreen: easy)

very peppery

soaking time : same as rocket

ready in 8 to 10 days

They need a support for good conditions for sprouting.

Rich in calcium, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium and iron

It also makes a great spice for your salad, soup etc.....

You can also make microgreens with them to create a really delscious mustard pesto in middle of winter.

   

   


black sunflower 200g (organic) product from Italy

4.00 euro

(microgreen : easy)

soaking time : 3h to 4h maximum

ready in 7 to 10 days


Sunflower seeds and their sprouts contain high amounts of zinc.

Sunflower sprouts are high in B vitamins, especially folate: Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women, needed to ensure proper development of the baby's nervous system.

If you just want eat the seeds, remember to soak them first, and if you really want eat them dry soak them and put them in a dehydrator to re-dry them. By doing so you will remove anti-nutrients and allow your body to absorb all of their beneficial vitamins and minerals.

SPELT GRAINS 500g (organic)

product from finand

2.50euro

(sprouting seeds .very easy)

(microgreen for juicer . easy )

soaking time 4h to 5h maximum

ready in 36h to 48h for sprouting seeds , longer for microgreens


added value from sprouting spelt


vitamin C :                   500% to 600%

vitamin A :                   200% to 300%

vitamin B1:                   20%

vitamin B2:                   300%

vitamin B3:                   10% to 25%

vitamin B5:                   40% to 50%

vitamin B6:                   200%

BUCKWHEAT (organic) 500g

2.50euro

product from finland

for microgreens 

soaking time : 2h to 4h maximum

ready in 5 to 6 days or more


makes a delicious green for winter

HULLESS BUCKWHEAT 500g (organic)

2.80 euro

coming soon

product from Finland

sprouting seeds

soaking time :2h to 4h maximum

ready in 24h to 48h


Soak them overnight, rinse them well and start to make your homemade granola, snacks, porridge etc...

easygreen sprouter

         contact us to get the price of this product


1 easygreen sprouter with 5 small trays and 1 large for microgreens.

The best automatic sprouter you can find on the market .

This machine make sprouting seeds so easy with no effort. After you have fIlled it with water and seeds you simply just need to wait for harvesting.  You also can make microgreens for your salad or juicer.

WHAT KIND OF SPROUTER ?


  • automatic sprouter : they usually can be used to grow anything . easy to sprout difficult seeds and microgreens. This is for people who don't have so much time get too involved in the process and would like to start to eat sprouted seeds everyday .
  • the small jar : this is perfect solution to grow very easy sprouting seeds . With this system its almost impossible to manage mucilage seeds.
  • Stacking tray sprouter: this isn't such an easy one. You need to be careful when watering to not damage roots ... It's good to finish to green your sprouts after starting them in a jar.
  • mesh tray sprouter : this is for sprouting all the difficult seeds, especially mucilage seeds like mustard, cress, rocket and basil. You also can use it to grow smaller microgreens without soil.