This New (2009) Mix really should be named Crystal's Mothers Mix as it was suggested to us by a very thoughtful customer. Mother's Mix is basically a Leafy Sprout Blend, but it is full of nutrients that are essential for pregnant and nursing moms. It tastes fantastic, and anyone and everyone can enjoy that! Thanks Crystal!!!!
For Sprouting Instructions and to learn more about the mix, click here: Mother's Mix. To learn about - including how to use - the Sprouter, click here: Easy Sprout Sprouter.
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As mentioned above, Mother's Mix was originally suggested by a loyal customer.... In her original email, Crystal sent all these reasons why Mother's Mix is a good idea:
Most of these are the ones recommended by Dr. James A. Duke in his book The Green Pharmacy. Fenugreek not only enlarges the breasts (as you mentioned) but has been shown to increase milk flow. Garlic has been used to treat mastitis - much better than having antibiotics come through the breast milk (of course that could result in the child's tolerance to antibiotics when they need it). Also "In addition, garlic helps babies nurse better. If breastfeeding mothers eat a few cloves of garlic within an hour before nursing begins, babies attach to the breast more readily, stay there longer, suck more and drink more milk, according to studies done at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Alfalfa - like fenugreek is also oestogenic. I.e. produce more milk. Sesame - also good for increasing milk flow. (and ounce for ounce best source of calcium on the planet.) And finally Broccoli. (bet you thought I forgot!) I don't have a source to quote but did read that eating broccoli sprouts every other day locks in heart health for baby. But wait, there's more! From The World's Healthiest Foods: A Birth Defect Fighter Especially if you are pregnant, be sure to eat broccoli. A cup of broccoli supplies 94 mcg of folic acid, a B-vitamin essential for proper cellular division because it is necessary in DNA synthesis. Without folic acid, the fetus' nervous system cells do not divide properly. Deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects, including neural tube defects like spina bifida.
Notes from Sproutpeople All of the seeds in this mix are from sources which are certified organic. The other Broccoli related thing here is that the text above (from The World's Healthiest Foods) refers to mature (fully grown) Broccoli - not Broccoli sprouts. We know from RESEARCH that Broccoli sprouts contain up to 50 times the antioxidant content as mature Broccoli, and we know other sprouts to contain higher concentrations of nutrients than their mature vegetables, so the way we see it; you'll be WAY better off with the sprouts. We're talking Living Food here! Lastly - the Garlic mentioned above is mature Garlic. The seed we use and sell does not grow Garlic - it grows Garlic Chives. Though these crops are related (same Family and Genus), they are not the same, so do keep eating your garlic too =;-D
Overwhelmingly our most popular sprouter, Easy Sprout is also our personal favorite. We have well over a dozen in our house. It offers great drainage and the best air-circulation of any sprouter.
Easy Sprout is made up of a 1 Quart (litre) Growing Vessel, a Solid container/Base that catches excess Rinse water, a Small Seed Insert that snaps in when sprouting small seeds, two Growing Lids (1 for home (Domed) and 1 for the road (Flat)), and a Solid Lid for refrigerator storage of your sprout crop.
Easy Sprout is the best all-around sprouter. Period. It is the mandatory choice for high humidity sproutpeople everywhere and great for travel sprouting! Very versatile - Easy Sprout can sprout virtually any seed, anywhere!
Easy Sprout is part of many of our Kits.