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Known as a Soak as opposed to a Sprout because they are done before their root appears, which is good because you won't be able not to eat them!
Seed to Sprout in 1-2 Days
Yield = 1.5:1
Seed Shelf Life at 70° = 1-2 years
Sprout Shelf Life = 1-2 weeks
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
All Essential Amino Acids
Crop Note 2005 and 2006: Almond harvests in California have been off between 50 and 67% for 2 seasons! The lack of supply has driven up prices horribly Though word is that the 2007 crop looks much better,
Now there is anew threat to almonds:
A lot of you have asked about the future of almonds. It is true that our government very quietly (and without public notification or call for comment) passed a law to pasteurize all almonds. That would of course kill them so we do not want that to happen. We need to make some serious noise if we want live organic almonds to be available in future. We have been told by our almond farmer here in California, that yield looks good for the season coming. We have to fight to keep our almonds raw however, so write your elected officials (all of them) and the USDA to demand that organic almonds not be pasteurized (Click to download a Sample Letter (This link will download a Word file)). This is another case where we can say that certified organic seed has never been blamed for a single outbreak of food-borne illness. That recent research shows organic crops to be more nutritious is only more reason for us to stand up and be heard while we can still fight for healthy food. Visit our friends at The Cornucopia Institute for further information.
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The ABCs of Sprouting
Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts
Prep 2/3 Cup of seed* then transfer (if necessary) into a bowl or into your Sprouter.
Add 2-3 times as much cool (60-70 degree) water.
Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.
Allow seeds to Soak for 4-12 hours.
Empty the seeds into your sprouter if necessary.
Drain off the soak water.
Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water
and Drain thoroughly.
Set anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses.
Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours.
And, perhaps one more...
Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours.
Stop here unless you are doing a science experiment or growing an almond tree seedling.
Note: Almond sprouts are not intended to germinate fully, their germ is meant to bulge but not put out a root. That is why they are called Soaks.
Also: You can skip that last Rinse and Drain without altering your crop at all!
As always, we suggest that you taste your crop at EVERY RINSE - including the very first - just after the Soak period. The soaked seeds are already alive and are now super-nutritious - and - they now have no enzyme inhibitors (a very good thing indeed) so they'll digest themselves and nourish you.
Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final rinse.
The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.
Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice - glass is good too - and put them in your refrigerator - if you can keep from eating them all first.
* If using Single Harvest Pack use the whole bag.
Remember that the yield will be approximately 1.5:1, so in theory you can start with as much as 2/3 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity.
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Almond Sprouts are often called "soaks" because they swell rather than sprout, producing only a tiny bulge at their germ instead of a root (sprout). Absolute heaven to munch, though rather expensive. Almonds are THE most addictive of all sprouts - er, Soaks, so enjoy with caution.
Note: Almonds are best stored in a cool location - we keep ours in a freezer, but a refrigerator works well too. If you plan on storing Almonds for more than 6 months you should consider one of these cool locations. If you leave them at 70° they will likely last for a year or 2, but they may not. Consider yourself warned =:-}
Crop Note 2005 and 2006: Almond harvests in California have been off between 50 and 67% for 2 seasons! The lack of supply has driven up prices horribly.
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Our most popular sprouter, it is also our personal favorite. Great drainage and the best air-circulation of any sprouter. The mandatory choice for tropical sproutpeople. A wonderfully versatile sprouter!
The greatest tray sprouter ever. Stackable - add trays to build your own sprout skyscraper. Excellent drainage. Very versatile.
The perfect bean sprouter and also good for other seeds. The best travel sprouter ever! Superior drainage and air-circulation.
Tube with Lids
Very good drainage and exceptional air-circulation. Crystal clear heavy duty plastic make it our top choice for kids who sprout, but it is a great choice for adults too.
Comes with 3 screen lids and 1 solid lid.
Jar and Lid
The least expensive, most basic sprouter.
Less air-circulation and drainage than other sprouters, but a fine choice for any skilled sprouter or for those willing to work a bit harder at rinsing and draining.
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information and purchase
A low rinse tray sprouter with 3 growing tiers.
Less air-circulation and drainage than other sprouters, but quite popular despite our review. Fine for big seeds and very attractive.
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We only use the phone for emergencies.
Back in 2001 we were still using the phone. One day I was talking to a long-time customer while pushing my (then 4 year old) daughter on the swing in our backyard (this is what a mom n' pop business is like on the internet). It dawned on me that my priorities were severely messed up, so I stopped using the phone. I love to talk and I love to help, but my family would never see me if I picked up the phone again, and that's just wrong don't you think?!
The very best way to contact us is through E-mail =:-)
We are quite fast and VERY thorough. We love to help.
We have been an internet only business since 2001. We are not a big corporation. We are but 2 people, Mom n' Pop Sprout. We decided after years of juggling our family's (kids, dogs, cats and even our own) needs, and the needs of Sproutpeople, that we had to make more time for our kids, so we stopped talking on the phone. All calls go to voice mail and have since 2001.
We are very fast to fill orders and answer e-mail, and though we wish we could make the time to talk, we just can't seem to get more minutes into a each hour. We are many years older than when we started and our days are too short and made up of too few hours to do everything. This limitation in our business has not kept us from pleasing our customers, nor from growing (as we have every year since 1993). We do what we do as well as we can, and we think we do it very well indeed.
We appreciate your patronage more than we can say. We ask that you use the phone for emergencies only and that you search our site for answers before e-mailing us. This site is bigger than any 4 sprout books put together, it is always available and it is free, and we know that almost all questions are answered here.
Thanks again for your support and your many kind words.