<
Munchies Organic Natural Store and Farm    My Account  Cart Contents  Checkout  

For seed specific
instructions:
Click links below.

Alfalfa
Red Clover
Lentils
Mung Beans
Quinoa
Sunflower
Wheat
Fenugreek
Hemp

Go To the Store

Fenugreek


Used as a spice in Indian food and as a digestive aid by Americans,

Fenugreek is a super nutritious sprout, especially for women!


Seed to Sprout in 4 - 6 Days

Yield = 5:1

Seed Shelf Life at 70° = 4 - 5 years

Sprout Shelf Life = 3 - 4 weeks


Nutritional info:

Vitamins A, B, C, E

Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc

Carotene, Chlorophyll

Phyto-Nutrients - Excellent for Women (Breast Health)

Amino Acids

Trace Elements

Digestive Aid

Protein: 30%


Sprouting Instructions

Yields approximately 2 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts


Prep 3 Tablespoons of seed* then transfer (if necessary) into a bowl or into your Sprouter.

Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water.

Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.

Allow seeds to Soak for 6-12 hours.


Empty the seeds into your sprouter (if necessary).

Drain off the soak water.


Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water.

Drain thoroughly.


Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses.

This is where your sprouts do their growing. We use a counter top - right in the middle of our kitchen. We don't mind the diffuse sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. A plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves. Until then light has little if any effect, so don't hide your sprouts!


Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.

As long as you grow you have to keep the sprouts happy!


Note: Fenugreek is a sprout we prefer NOT to green. We like them small. When we eat them they generally don't even have leaves, but when we do grow them to the leaf stage, we prefer them yellow , so we stop as on day 3 or 4 or at the latest, as soon as they have leaves.


As always, we suggest that you taste your crop at EVERY Rinse - find out for yourself when you like them best!


Greening

On the 4th day relocate your sprouts if necessary.

If you've been keeping them away from light, move them. Avoid direct sun - it can cook your sprouts. Indirect sunlight is best but virtually any light will do. Experiment - you will be amazed at how little light sprouts require to green up.


Continue to Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours.

As long as you grow you have to keep the sprouts happy.


Finishing

Your sprouts will be done during day 4, 5 or 6.

The majority of sprouts will have open leaves which will be green if you exposed them to light.


Harvest

Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final rinse. After the final Rinse we need to Drain very thoroughly and let our sprouts dry a bit. If we minimize the surface moisture of our sprouts they store much better in refrigeration, so we let them sit for 8-12 hours....


OR


We can use a salad spinner to dry the sprouts after their final Rinse and skip the final 8-12 hour wait, instead going directly to Refrigeration.


Refrigerate

Transfer the sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice.


These seeds yield approximately 5:1, so in theory you can start with as much as 1/5 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity (though we advise less so that you have some room to move).