Organic Sprouting Mix

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Description

Organic Sprouting Mix – just waiting to spring into life.

Organic Sprouting Mix is a great combination of nutritious seeds, beans and lentils.  Once sprouted this mix has a big nutritional hit. If you haven’t tried sprouting before then choosing a ready made sprouting mix is an ideal way to get started.

Sprouting releases a whole host of nutrients as the seeds and pulses become living food – they are still growing when they reach your plate. This is a really cheap way to grow organic produce all year round from your kitchen sideboard (with very little work).

You can learn how to sprout here with our easy guide ‘How do I start sprouting?’  If you are already a pro at sprouting you could try growing microgreens!

Ingredients: Sunflower Seed, Mung Beans, Adzuki beans, Alfalfa Seed, Chickpeas and Beluga Lentils.

Origin: Various (see individual product descriptions)

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Sprouting Mix.

Our Organic Sprouting Mix is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.  Once sprouted these seeds and beans become living foods full of nutritional power, most notably high levels of vitamin C, folate, zinc, calcium, manganese. iron and copper.

Organic Sprouted Sunflower Seeds are a source of vitamin C, E, folate and zinc.

Organic Sprouted Mung Beans are a source of vitamin C, K and folate.

Organic Sprouted Adzuki Beans are a source of vitamin C, E, calcium and iron.

Organic Sprouted Alfalfa Seeds are a source of vitamin C and K.

Organic Sprouted Chick Peas are high in vitamin C.

Organic Sprouted Beluga Lentils are high in vitamin C, folate, manganese and copper.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function and normal function of the immune system.  They also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Zinc:  This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, metabolism of fatty acids, protein synthesis as well as the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake.   Many plant based foods boast high levels of it.  Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth and digestive enzyme function.  It is also needed for normal energy-yielding metabolism and neurotransmission in the body.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. This sprout mix makes a lovely bouncy array of sprouts which can be added to stir fries, soups and stews or sprinkled on salad.
  2. We like to crack a little salt, pepper and cumin over them with a drizzle of olive oil and snack on them from the bowl.
  3. Children often enjoy these crunchy sprouts, especially if they make them themselves – but if they don’t? You can add them to smoothie recipes and they won’t know the difference!