The seed has everything in it to become a full grown plant. It contains the condensed germinating energy, the pattern of life itself. Tremendous forces, that even scientists do not fully understand, lie sleeping, almost inert, until they are awakened by warmth (the fire principle) and moisture (the water element). Then the seed’s potential bursts from its shell and life begin. Seeds contain a hidden life principle as well as a moderate amount of vitamins, enzymes and minerals. But in the process of sprouting, these moderate amount of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals increases tremendously, by the special germinating process, which opens up Nature’s hidden values of the secret caves of living energies in all seeds. Basically electromagnetic light waves are attracted from the cosmic elements which bring with them the other elements needed for growth.
They are called “complete foods” because they contain all essential dietary nutrients, along with the enzymes to help assimilate them. Eating this enzyme rich food induces a heightened enzyme activity in our metabolism which is highly stimulating to our bloodstream and digestive system. The life force in sprouts is an energy which is capable of regenerating the cells of our body, slowing the aging process, and supplying us with new vigor and life.
Their proteins are called “complete proteins” because in correct combinations they contain all the essential amino acids. Sprouts are live foods because they are living plants. Getting the latent life-elements plus the protein in the food, included in the live sprouts and tender greens, is very important for health. And for children that are under nourished or always hungry and pale, use some of the sprouted grains or seeds with honey over it, or a little oil with garlic and honey.
Types of Sprouts
Some of the common seeds and grains used for sprouting purposes are: Alfalfa, Fenugreek, Wheatgrass, Barley, Mung Beans, Beans, Green Peas, Lentils, Chick peas, Millet, Wheat, Oats, Barley, Rye, Buckwheat, Corn, and Sunflower seeds. Alfalfa and Fenugreek are the most important because of their eliminative quality, high mineral content and ease in handling. Alfalfa is known as “King of Sprouts” and Fenugreek is soothing, healing, and at the same time dissolve the gummy substance from the mucous membranes and intestinal lining, and enable the system to absorb the nutrients from food. They (Alfalfa and Fenugreek) are excellent for all kind of diseases and especially very helpful for ill persons.
Instructions for Growing Sprouts
The technique for growing sprouts at home is simple. There is no cultivation, no spraying or weeding, and the sprouts are ready for eating in a few days. Some seeds sprout on soil (like wheat-grass), but most sprout in jars or bowls.
Tray Method with Soil (for Wheat Grass)