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"I hate alfalfa sprouts. Last year, I tried sproutedlentils and was hooked. I feel better and have more energy when I eat more rawfoods. Sprouted grains and beans are the key. I lookforward to sprouting some of the other things mentioned in this book. -Jerry Wahl,MN
"I went from around 10% raw food in my diet to more than 25%raw. I have lost 23 pounds eating more raw foods and I feel great. Now I sproutmy own sunflower and buckwheat sprouts at home. This book is really well organized andpresented. Sprouting is easier than you think and sprouts are tasty." -Jennifer Peligrini, San Diego
"You've done it again. We're big fans of your otherbooks and are excited to try some of these sprouts and recipes." -B.Y. and N.Y.
"I enjoyed reading this helpful book. My yard is too rocky to growa garden, but you have convinced me to try some micro greens on my patio andwindowsill. Many thanks." -Marco P., Virginia
From the Author
One of the cover pictures for this book shows a burger with alfalfa sprouts. I see this as one small step towards eating more raw, fresh foods. Beyond alfalfa sprouts, many people are becoming familiar with the health benefits of wheatgrass juice and broccoli sprouts. Microgreens are all the rage at gourmet restaurants, yet they cost $35 per pound in health food stores. Fortunately, you can grow your own sprouts and microgreens very easily for a lot less money.
People who have problems digesting wheat or beans often find that their bodies can handle sprouted grains and beans, which contain fewer starches and complete enzymes in addition to all the protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Without getting your hands dirty or even opening the curtains, you can grow sprouted organic vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and beans on a table top, counter top, or cabinet shelf. I hope this book helps you live healthier by learning how easy and delicious sprouts can be. Your body and your wallet will thank you!
This is a very SHORT read with very little useful information, most of which is incomplete! I ordered this knowing it would be a quick read that would hopefully get me growing in no time, but I found a lack of information on, how to. What info there was that might have been useful was incomplete! I would not waste your money even if it's only 5 bucks! The Author refers to this as a book, well we should all be so lucky to write something 16 pages long, and call it a book, and make money doing so!
Great book, but some things are missing. Such as being careful where you buy your seeds (or even the fruits, as they may be hybrids. Not everything can be sprouted for addition nutrition or for growing your own.
Case in point:
From Wikipedia: "California almonds labeled "raw" must be steam-pasteurized or chemically treated with propylene oxide. This doesn't apply to imported almonds or almonds sold from the grower directly to the consumer in small quantities."
This is NOT noted on the label of the can of "raw almonds" that I bought. This means you can't sprout almonds for added nutrition or anything at all. So, beware and be wary if you find you are having difficulty getting something to sprout. There may be an ominous reason. :(
This is a pamphlet, not a book. The product description should let you know this. The information can help you get started with sprouting, but little more. I would not have made the purchase had I known in advance.
Got this little treasure free from kindle buffet and wasn't really expecting much. After reading it though, it turned out to be a neat little treasure trove of information on growing micro greens and sprouts. My children love to watch plants grow and the process of seed to table. I was really impressed with how put together this book is. Even if your not going to eat the sprouts at that stage, it's still fantastic for the novice gardener. It will get you past the beginning stages of plant growth. Trust me, after reading this book, you can't mess up your mini garden. There are links to buy the right materials and everything else that you will need. Very happy with my purchase and am definitely happy I gave it a shot!! Recommend for anyone interested in growing sprouts for early consumption or anyone growing anything really. Walks you through the beginning stages of sprout growth, the most important part of planting! Great find!
This is another WONDERFUL resource book from author: R J Ruppenthal. I previously downloaded a couple of his other gardening books which I also liked very much.
If you'd like to add more live green foods to your diet and want to grow sprouts and other types of raw foods at home, this is a kindle book you'll be referring to, again and again.
The author not only provides clear, step by step instructions how to sprout various types of seeds, beans, grasses...he includes links to sprouters, seed companies and other products that he recommends to get started. i really appreciate that these were provided, making it so easy to find suppliers while reading through this informative eBook.
Only one thing that could have added to this book would have been the inclusion of a few recipes featuring some of the sprouted foods included. No big deal but perhaps something that the author could consider in another edition?
Geraldine Helen Hartman, author of The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker
To be honest, the book wasn't as helpful in growing sprouts as I thought it would be. I guess I was kinda disappointed. I will probably never try to sprout because the book didn't really have step by step directions on how to sprout WITHOUT a sprouter. I could probably get more info from the internet!
An excellent and concise resource on sprouting for anyone interested in growing their own. Highly recommended. One money saving tip not mentioned as a covering for sprouting in jars... pantyhose (clean, of course). Cut them to fit your jar opening and secure with a rubber band. Works great.
As with this author's other books, this is a useful compilation of information. The book is well written & edited, making for easy & pleasant reading. I really hate being distracted from learning something by terrible grammar & spelling errors, and I rarely find them in Ruppenthal's books. I feel like I can competently attempt growing sprouts (and search for some interesting exotic varieties he mentioned) after reading this short book.