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Anyone sprout seeds to eat as sprouts?

M33R4M33R4 Posts: 291
edited February 2023 in Fruit & veg
Going through the menopause for about 5 years now and work has signposted me to a site that says eating sprouts helps control the symptoms. I've been sprouting now for almost 2 months. I have to admit this means I am eating more veg than I used to, as I have a ready supply - they are so fresh, crunchy and tasty to have raw, or with salad cream/dressings, or steamed, or in Chinese stir fry.

Having tried so many different types, my favourites are Fenugreek seeds, Chinese Rose Radish seeds, Broccoli calabrese, Mung beans, Mustard Seeds, Red Clover seeds

Not so favourite: Alfalfa as they are tediously small and hard to handle and a bit smelly, Aduki beans as they take a long time and most of them become mouldy or rotten before they mature
I wish I could garden all year round!

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  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,584
    If you are opposed to taking hormone replacement I guess it is okay to try anything you might think will help.

    But scientifically and dose wise chemically, using/taking proper hormone replacement via your medically trained GP or properly qualified specialist health clinician is best.
    Randomly using various seeds /natural supplements (evening primrose is often quoted) is not going to properly stop or help eleviate (darn how do you spell eleviate) the symptoms. Dietary it can end up being a bit random, sorry I do not believe it works to really help.  Other than a bit of a placebo effect.
    Mind if that works them maybe it is okay.
    And you will be super healthy with eating a good diet.

     If you are using the stacking trays with holes in the layers there should not be any smelly sprouts if you are rinsing a couple of times daily. And placing in good light but not where they will get direct sun nor too warm.

    I have been sprouting various seeds for many years for our pet birds and regular washing a couple of times a day especially if warm or in summer is key to non smelly sprouts. Place them in the fridge or a shaded cool area if it gets warm. They need light  and not too high temperatures.
    That is what makes them smelly .
    And they need a regular rinse several times a day.

    Chick peas are a favourite of mine and our birdies But boy do they honk if not properly rinsed.
    Also try peas, they are like mung beans extremely very yummy!
     
    They do not need to be a long sprout.
    Even just a germination with a broken skin/short white "tail"will do the trick unlock the key nutrients what ya ma call ums.
    See? Very scientific.

    I use different jars and trays for the varying germination rates.
    You can soon work out which ones need long/short sprouting/germination timings.
    Sorry about your menopause.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,681
    Mmm Fenugreek. Might try that.
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,344
    I do rocket, mung beans, broccoli, red lentils and a few others, but my absolute favourites are alfalfa. I have 3 stacking trays and always try to have one of alfalfa.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • M33R4M33R4 Posts: 291
    Rubytoo said:
    If you are opposed to taking hormone replacement I guess it is okay to try anything you might think will help.

    But scientifically and dose wise chemically, using/taking proper hormone replacement via your medically trained GP or properly qualified specialist health clinician is best.
    Randomly using various seeds /natural supplements (evening primrose is often quoted) is not going to properly stop or help eleviate (darn how do you spell eleviate) the symptoms. Dietary it can end up being a bit random, sorry I do not believe it works to really help.  Other than a bit of a placebo effect.
    Mind if that works them maybe it is okay.
    ...Sorry about your menopause.
    Hi @Rubytoo - I've been on HRT for 3 years. You name the type and I've been on it. I suffer from side effects daily so sprouts are my way of perhaps benefitting from them enough to come off chemical HRT.
    I wish I could garden all year round!
  • M33R4M33R4 Posts: 291
    Psalm139 said:
    Hi.  I’ll be following your thread as I’ve just bought some trays from Amazon to try this 😊
    Hubby used a tray from Amazon years ago and says he didn't find them easy to use. Personally I use glass jars (free as I recycle them from their previous contents, usually cooking sauce jars) as there no plastic in sight, you can see the sprouts through it easily, they make it easy to rinse etc. 
    I wish I could garden all year round!
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