Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sprouting Chart for Legumes, Nuts and Seeds

A reader was inquiring about sprouts and I decided to share this chart with you.  If you have additional questions, please let me know.


Variety



Soak (hours)



Dry Measure*



Length at Harvest



Ready in (days)



Tips



Adzuki



12



1 cup



1/2" - 1"



3-5



Easy sprouter.



Alfalfa



4-6



3-4 tablespoons



1" - 1 1/2"



4-6



Place in light to develop chlorophyll 1-2 days before harvest



Almonds



12



1 cup



0"



1



Swells up, does not sprout



Chick Pea



12



1 cup



1/2"



2-3



Mix with lentils & wheat, or use alone



Clover



4-6



3 tablespoons



1" - 1 1/2"



4-5



Mix with other seeds.  Develops chlorophyll.



Fenugreek



8



1/2 cup



1/2" - 1"



3-5



Pungent flavor; mix with other seeds



Lentil



12



1 cup



1/4" - 3/4"



3-5



Earthy flavor. Versatile Sprout



Millet



8



1 cup



1/4"



2-3



Use unhulled type



Mung



12



1/2 cup



1/2" - 1 1/2"



3-6



Grow in dark.  Rinse in cold water for 1 minute



Oats



12



1 cup



1/4" - 1/2"



2-3



Find whole sprouting type



Pumpkin



8



1 cup



0"



1



Swells up, does not sprout



Radish



4-6



1/4 cup



1"



4-5



Hot flavor; mix with other seeds.  Develops chlorophyll



Rye



12



1 cup



1/4" - 1/2"



2-3



Try mixing with wheat and lentils



Seasame



4-6



1 cup



0"



1-2



Tiny sprout, turns bitter if too long.



Sunflower



8



2 cups



0" - 1/2"



1-3



Use hulled seeds.  Mix with alfalfa & grow 4-5 days



Watercress



4-6



4 tablespoons



1/2"



4-5



Spicy; mix with other seeds



Wheat



12



1 cup



1/4" - 1/2"



2-3



Try short & long.  For sweeter taste mix with other seeds.


*per half-gallon jar

Source:  The Sprouting Book by Ann Wigmore