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Thursday morning(2 AM) I started my first sprouts - quinoa sprouts. All throughout thursday they were growing well, I soaked, drained, rinsed, drained, rinsed, drained, etc. and figured that today they would be of perfect edibility.<br><br><br><br>
I woke up this morning to open the jar and smell the sprouts and stare at them in happiness, and noticed fuzzy hairs on the shoots of some of them.<br><br><br><br>
Is this mold, or is this like what buckwheat does?<br><br><br><br>
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Thursday morning(2 AM) I started my first sprouts - quinoa sprouts. All throughout thursday they were growing well, I soaked, drained, rinsed, drained, rinsed, drained, etc. and figured that today they would be of perfect edibility.<br><br><br><br>
I woke up this morning to open the jar and smell the sprouts and stare at them in happiness, and noticed fuzzy hairs on the shoots of some of them.<br><br><br><br>
Is this mold, or is this like what buckwheat does?<br><br><br><br>
I WANT SPROUTSSSSS<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"></div>
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Mind you I'm not a raw foodist nor do I eat sprouts but I do sprout many plants being an avid gardener.<br><br><br><br>
Most plants sprout a taproot then on the tap root they have teeny little hairs which are the starts of other rootlets, I say most plants because not all do it.<br><br>
But when you smell them do they smell moldy or have a earthy/dirty smell?
 

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When I open the jar I smell a smell that I immediately associate with sprouts...but I don't really know if I've smelled moldy sprouts and gone, "Mmm, moldy sprouts."<br><br><br><br>
The hairs are so tiny and fuzzy that I'm not really sure I could call them sub-sprouts, though.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I want to eat it. Dang.
 

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If you feel like it is mold, you can try putting a couple drops of food grade hydrogen peroxide into your water mixture. Hydrogen peroxide is basically oxygen, which kills everything that doesn't breathe it(i.e mold). Many seeds these days are hybrids and their too sweet, so they mold easily...like wheatberries and beans etc...
 

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I'm curious about this too. Sometimes on the 4th day mine will get the fuzzy white mold (or whatever it is). I just wash it off and eat the sprouts. Is this bad?
 
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