Todd and I had so much fun giving away a one pound bag of broccoli sprouts back in April that we decided to do it again – - and to do it up BIG! This is one amazing package of sprouting goodies. I know a lot of you are sprouting veterans, but there are still lots of folks who haven’t tried it and might even feel intimidated – as I once did. I thought a little Q&A might ease those jitters:
Why should I eat sprouts?
Sprouts are delicious! They add a nice earthy flavor to sandwiches, soups, and salads – but don’t be fooled by their diminutive size.
- Sprouting amps up the quality of the proteins in seeds (as well as in nuts and beans);
- the vitamin content in sprouts is through the roof;
- sprouts contain more enzymes than raw fruits and veggies;
- and sprouts are alkalizing to our bodies – which helps create an unfriendly environment for the growth of cancer cells.
How could something so tiny and seemingly frail be so full of goodness??
I’ve never sprouted before – is it hard?
Nope. If I can do it – black thumb and all – anyone can do it. It’s as basic as soaking, rinsing and letting the seeds sprout and grow just a little bit. Full instructions are available on Todd’s website.
Why is June the perfect month to sprout?
For the same reason that January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December are the perfect sprouting months! You don’t need warm weather or steady sunshine; you don’t need a trowel, gardening gloves or a big, heavy watering can. You can sprout in the tiniest of kitchens. All you need is a quart jar or a tray that drains; clean water, seeds and a little bit of patience. Cute, nutrient-rich sprouts will be ready for consuming within a couple of days!
Why are sprouts so darn cute?
Much like baby sloths, heck, baby anything – sprouts are cute because they’re tiny versions of the big plants we love!
Okay, okay already! You’ve convinced me! I can’t wait to start! But where do I get seeds? I don’t have a jar or tray! Help!
No problem! Enter the giveaway (U.S. folks only, kids) – win it – and Todd will set you up. If you’re too impatient to wait, visit Todd’s Seeds and get everything you need.
If I win, what do I get?
You’ll receive all of this:
5 wheatgrass growing trays
1 pound of wheatgrass seeds
1 pound of mung bean sprouting seeds
1 pound of alfalfa sprouting seeds
1 pound of broccoli sprouting seeds
1 pound of daikon sprouting seeds
Sorry, this giveaway is limited to residents of the U.S.
Giveaway runs today through June 27 – - ENTER HERE!