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Hi all, just to update...<br><br><br><br>
I found a great link to sprouting flaxseeds:<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><br><br>
Since I did not get a chance to order or find baby blanket (the sprout company's staff is on vacation, and I couldn't find any store that carries it), I did it the old-fashioned way by sprouting the flaxseeds on (non-bleached, etc.) wet paper towels! It worked like a charm!! I just ate my first batch. I started sprouting yesterday at 6:00 pm... I laid about eight paper towels down to cover the bottom of a little 1' by 2' cooler I have. I doused the paper towels with enough purified water to saturate the towels, then sprinkled the entire surface area with about 1/4-1/3 cup organic flaxseeds.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't worry too much about leaving space between the seeds, some were grouped up but I made sure they weren't layered more than apprx. three seeds high with paper towel showing through in plenty of areas. I took a clean misting bottle filled with purified water and gave the seeds a good shower. I set the cooler in the closet with the top laid almost all the way over (I wedged in a wash towel in so the air could circulate) and let them sit. After the second and fourth hour, I repeated the thorough misting and left them alone for the remaining 24 hours.<br><br><br><br>
I'll be darned, when the 24 hours was over, I had a cooler full of beautiful, happy little sprouts! Almost all of them were nearly 1/4" long, to my amazement. (I buy my seeds very fresh, shiny, and happy, and keep them in an airtight container ....covered with an opaque black trashbag to prevent rancidity by keeping light, heat, and oxygen away.) I gently scraped them off the paper towels onto a plate, and them put them into a bowl and ate them!! I didn't even have to grind them....when they are sprouted, they are crispy enough for you to chew up. I washed them down with water very easily--none of that sticky mucilage or dangerous enzyme inhibitors/anti-nutrients.<br><br><br><br>
P.S...I know that sprouting flaxseeds can grow fungus and mold VERY quickly. For this reason, you should probably limit your sprouting time to 24 hours until you learn to curb the mold somehow. I'm not experienced enough with sprouting to know how to do it....if you figure it out, please let us know!<br><br>
Cheers!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
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