The Very Best! We are by nature modest people, but we have to admit that we have the best sprouting seeds on our planet - its just the way it is. Though we have many, many wonderful seeds to sprout, these five are the Best of the Best of the Best!
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2 Pounds each, of
A remarkably beautiful pastel bean mix where the greens, yellows and oranges are set off by the addition of deep red Adzuki Beans. Beanie's Awesome Mix is our original bean combo and was originally called Jupiter's Awesome Mix - after our (first) beloved dog, who is responsible for our move "back to the land" and subsequently the rest of our lives. Jupie loved beans (her traditional birthday meal was chicken and beans) of all kinds. Awesome Mix is a wonderful snack and lends itself to many recipes.
13 seeds mixed up to make our most popular bean sprout combo ever. During our decade as market vendors in Madison, Wisconsin - we sold over 100 pounds every weekend throughout the Summer to our loyal and delighted customers. The inclusion of Peanuts is the main reason that more folks are addicted to this than to any other of our bean sprouts. The most popular use of this mix (and many other bean sprouts) is as a snack - the majority of our customers say they eat SF Mix like popcorn or mixed nuts - straight, but we have some great recipe ideas too - our favorite of which is Spicy San Francisco Snack, which is even greater than great if you mix Almonds or Madison Market Mix in, as well. Like other of our mixes San Francisco Mix, has a great story. You'll find those by visiting any seed or mix' detail page.
1 Pound of
This mix is beyond outrageous! We have sold a ton of it over the past 5 summers at our farmer's market in Madison, Wisconsin.
It is a very quick mix to grow, though the resulting sprouts (the Almonds and Peanuts) are not so much sprouts as "soaks" - that is, they plump up with water but produce very little (or no) root (see also; sprout). 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 not of 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 a moot point =:-}
1/2 Pound each, of
Our most popular Leafy Sprout blend. Period. The inclusion of Arugula - an amazingly tasty sprout - is what has made French Garden - by far - our most popular Leafy sprout blend of all time! This is as gourmet as sprouts get! A delectable blend of mildly sweet, tangy, bitter and peppery. French Garden is just plain perfect!
Our personal favorite among the Leafy Sprouts and also the most senior of those mixes. It is the perfect accompaniment to a bagel. Oddly, I used to hate sprouts (I mean Hate!) at age 19, when I (Gil) moved to San Francisco, (from Chicago), they put sprouts on everything - including bagels. It really infuriated me. It was that loathing that eventually moved us to make this, and then other mixes. I had to find a way to like sprouts, so we found seeds with flavor and well - one thing led to another - and now we are where we are - Sproutpeople, purveyors of Earth's Finest Sprouting Seeds @:-}. And hey - now I eat Russian Mix topped bagels at an alarming rate - have for years - sometimes without anything else - just a toasted bagel with Russian Mix. Moral: Never say never. =:-D