Nuts, Seeds & More...
We have re-classified and combined some of our offerings on this page. For years previous, we have incorrectly classified some of our seeds as Grains - specifically Amaranth, Buckwheat Groats, and Quinoa,
which are in fact Pseudo-Grains. Pseudograins are gluten-free and easy to digest. They're great options for celiacs (folks allergic to gluten). Those Pseudograins have now been moved here to keep company with our Nuts & Seeds.
These are all very fast sprouts. The most tender and delicious, non-leafy sprouts reside here. Almonds and Peanuts (peanuts are actually legumes, so they also reside on our Bean page) are the most addictive of all sprouts.
Pumpkins and Sunflowers are done (after an hour of Soaking) and 0-12 hours of sprouting, and though they don't store well as sprouts, they won't have too - you'll gobble them down in a hurry.
Madison Market combines all of these most addictive seeds.
It is among the most popular of all our items - it is the trail mix of the sprout universe.
We include Hemp here as well. Of course, since we are in the U.S., we can not sell live Hemp seed, which is tragic. Hemp is an amazingly nutritious
seed - containing all the essential amino acids and fatty acids we humans require, as well as a wide range of vitamins and minerals and a good deal of protein. We include it here for those of you lucky enough to live in a country that allows you access to it. We know how to sprout it,
so following its links will take you to our sprouting instructions.
Something to be aware of when dealing with these Seeds, Nuts and Pseudograins: Once a seed has Soaked up its fill of water - it is alive. The Soak turns a dormant seed into a living seed.
That is the biggest nutritional jump in the entire sprouting process. Once Soaked a seed is without enzyme inhibitors - a very good thing indeed - so they'll digest themselves and nourish you without
requiring any enzymes from your body. With some of these seeds we do not even want them to put out a root at all. We refer to such seeds as Soaks.
The root we expect to see on a sprout is largely overrated, and in the case of most of these seeds; undesirable. We make this point repeatedly around our site, but you'll see it more in this section than anywhere else.
We just need you to understand the reality - it's a fundamental truth - especially in this seedy part of Sproutville.
This mix is beyond outrageous! Market Mix is the trail mix of sprouts, it is addictive and routinely consumed around our house while the seeds are still soaking. Why Wait? It sold out fast during our Farmers Market days in Madison, Wisconsin - for which it is named.
It is a very quick mix to grow, though the resulting sprouts are not so much sprouts as "Soaks" - that is, they plump up with water but produce no
root. This mix has a shorter shelf life than most sprouts - once grown it is best consumed within 48 hours, but believe us - it won't last even that long once you taste it. The shelf life issue is one of flavor more than decomposition. As a rule the Pumpkins
will get a bit bitter after a few days and the Sunflowers might get a bit over-ripe, but we've kept it for almost 2 weeks in storage tests and found it still quite tasty. Decide for yourself - like we say - it isn't likely to go uneaten so its sort of a moot point @:-)
Breakfast Sprouts?! It's about time!!!
Top these sprouts with milk (cow, soy, rice, goat...) and a little maple syrup (our favorite) and you have the perfect breakfast. It has been a very long time since we ate breakfast with any regularity, but this has changed our lives. Oats + Groats is delicious (the maple syrup doesn't hurt either =;-)
and has a great soft crunchy texture. One-half cup of this "cereal" provides a great nutritious, and delicious start to your day - it is a "no brainer", try it and see.
Oats + Groats is a Very Quick sprout. You can Soak it for 1/2 an hour, Rinse it, Drain it, and eat it up (once soaked a seed is alive), or you can sprout it longer - whatever you like.
Though a very simple mix, we consider it one our best. Try some Sprouts for Breakfast!
Pumpkins are a pretty high end seed. They are expensive and the finished product is best eaten FRESH (as soon as done). Pumpkins are not Sprouts - they are "Soaks". They soak for an hour, during which time they turn
into nutrition packed living food, and they are done then and there. They are exceptional, buttery flavored delights. It has been years since we adored our Pumpkin seed consistently. We vastly prefer Naked Pumpkin seeds, but they are extremely rare - especially at an affordable price.
So usually we have Hulled, which vary quite a lot, lot to lot. Still - we only offer the best seeds we can find, and if we can't find any that meet our standards we don't offer them.
They always taste great fresh out of the Sprouter.
Pumpkin seed is especially good for men. It encourages prostate health.