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I was given a freshlife sprouter, I have never done this before.<br><br>
So I need like complete help with this:<br>
What is the best things to sprout<br>
Where is the best place to buy them<br>
It has the direction book, but please give tips.<br><br>
Thanks Bunches
 

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I'm not sure what that brand is, i just have the three different sized screens for a wide mouth jar. In our local HFSs, they sell sprouing mixes which are usually alfalfa and mung bean seeds. you can sprout lentils too.
 

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How do you see yourself using your sprouts?<br>
In stir fries? In salads? In bread?
 

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Hazelnut, I think in all of those, I really want to try something new I have always heard sprouts are good for you. I feel like I am just letting this gift go to waste sitting in the cabinet when I could be eating some healthy foods. I also thought if I can use the sprouts as fillers it would help save on the food bill.<br><br>
Another friend gave me a aerogarden and I am growing herbs with that. That is so simple to I started it two weeks ago and have basil, thyme, dill, mint, and oregano all sprouting up the chives don't look like they are going to make it. It's really cool, and I don't have to worry about light or watering them the light pops on and off on it's own timer and it's always in water.<br><br>
The more I think that I can do right from the house the easier it is for me to keep on track, as I hate shopping. I am okay with a quick run through the produce section any longer than that in the store and I start to quiver.
 

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Sprouts are easy!<br><br>
If you're going to deal with tiny sprouts, I strongly recommend a salad spinner for de-hulling them. You can pick them up for a few bucks now in some places.<br><br>
I buy seeds for sprouting either through amazon.com, or at ethnic/Indian grocery stores. The seeds, beans, legumes, and grains at ethnic grocery stores seem far less processed and abused than the ones you buy in a regular grocery store, and I've never had problems sprouting them. On Amazon, do a search for the name of the seed, and then for sprouting. like: Radish Seeds for Sprouting.<br><br>
Fenugreek seeds are very cheap in Indian groceries, they sprout very easily, they are easy to dehull, and they are my favorite sprout for salads and sandwiches. The only downside is that they can make you smell like maple syrup. Odd.<br><br>
The easiest way to put more sprouts into your diet is to forget about the idea that they have to still be a sprout in your final product. You can blend or crush them, and throw them into a variety of other things you're cooking like bread, veggie burgers, dips, etc... The possibilities are endless!<br><br>
Now that my mind is going this way, they'd also be good in coleslaw, potato salad, and guacamole.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2913637"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Sprouts are easy!<br><br>
The only downside is that they can made you smell like maple syrup. Odd.<br></div>
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Really? LOL!<br><br>
I was going to say you can sprout wheat berries too for breads, but haven't done so myself...probably should!
 

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It's specifically fenugreek sprouts that make you smell like maple syrup. They make me smell like I'm walking around with open jars of maple syrup in my pockets.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2913671"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They make me smell like I'm walking around with open jars of maple syrup in my pockets.</div>
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Sprouts are good in soups and sir fries, when you have too many to eat raw (and you will).
 
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