Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sprouting Mix - Inexpensive Option

Sprouting our grains will benefit us tremendously during a disaster situation. Not only are we increasing the nutrients by up to 2000% by sprouting them but sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, or legumes are also easier to digest and the nutrients within them are more bio-available to our system.

We can easily sprout the grains, legumes, seeds and nuts that we may already have stored in our food storage:

  • wheat
  • rye
  • barley
  • sunflower seeds
  • lentils
  • beans
  • and more
Here's a printable sprouting instruction sheet I hand out at my classes and seminars - it tells you how to simply and easily sprout all manner of grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. 

Having said all that - I have really wanted a yummy sprouting mix stored away meant solely for sprouting. This sprouting mix will be sprouted and given to my family as a snack or to be topped on any type of food we're eating be it a casserole-type meal or soups. 

The cost of a sprouting mix like this ranges from $85 to $110 for a 5-6 gallon bucket! This was more than I could get myself to spend. After looking at the cost of how much it'd be to put together a sprouting mix similar to this by purchasing these grains and seeds in bulk - I was excited to see how much I'd be saving!

Here's the video on how I put it all together:

Seeds I used:

Wheat (white) - 25 lbs - Dave's Farms
Rye Berries, Organic - 25 lbs - Azure Standard
Peas Green, Whole - 25 lbs - Azure Standard
Lentils, Green, Organic - 25 lbs - Azure Standard
Mung Beans, Organic - 25 lbs - Azure Standard
Adzuki Beans, Organic - 25 lbs - Azure Standard
Fenugreek Seeds, Whole, Organic - 4, 1 lb bags - Azure Standard

These grains and seeds filled up 4.5 - 5 gallon containers. 
This brought my overall cost of each 5 gallon container (including the cost of the containers and lids) to $55.50.

If you want to save a little money a little further - omit the fenugreek seeds.

- - - This sprouting mix will store for 10+ years. - - -

Diatomaceous Earth can be ordered from Azure Standard, Alpine Food Storage, possibly from your local health food store, or buy the food grade kind somewhere online.

As always, I hope this information will be a blessing to you and your family.