Pumpkin Sprouts

Hulled or Naked Pumpkin Seeds

Buttery flavored delights which take us only an hour to grow.

Our Pumpkin comes from a source which is certified organic.

$18.10 / Lb.
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Soak 2/3 cup of seeds in cool water for 1 hour.

Drain off soak water. Do not ever soak again.

Rinse thoroughly.

Drain thoroughly.

Keep your Sprouter in a relatively low light location.

Rinse and Drain with cool water again in 8-12 hours. You may Rinse and Drain again 8-12 hours beyond that if you want.

These seeds produce Soaks. They are not intended to grow Roots.

Harvest and eat or Refrigerate your crop.

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

Seed Prep Measure out 2/3 Cup of seed* Pick out anything you don't think should be there (shell or plant pieces, imperfect seeds if you wish (we don't), etc.). Rinse your seeds to remove dust or debris. Note: Pumpkin tends to be a bit on the "dusty" side (it is a byproduct of the Hulling process) so rinse until the water runs clear.

Soak Transfer your seeds into your Sprouter, or a bowl. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60-70 degree) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all. Allow seeds to Soak for 1-4 hours. We Soak Pumpkin for 1 hour when growing them straight. We stop here when growing straight Pumpkin sprouts. We eat our crop as Soaks.

You can continue to grow your crop, but in our opinion they are at their best - when grown alone - just after their Soak. We eat them all within a few hours - they never even go into the fridge. If you insist on continuing, here is the method:

Sprouting Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. You can use it - it has nutrients in it.

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 - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprouter won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us. We don't mind the indirect 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, and these sprouts are definitely not going to have leaves. Until a plant has leaves, light has little if any effect. Sprouts also happen to like air-circulation, so don't hide your sprouts.

Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, perhaps one more... Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours.

We stop here. There is no real point in sprouting further. These sprouts are not intended to germinate fully. At most their germ is meant to bulge - but don't try to grow a root. That is why they are called Soaks.

As always, we suggest that you taste your crop at Every Rinse - including the very first - just after the Soak period. The soaked seeds are already alive and are now super-nutritious - and - they now have no enzyme inhibitors (a very good thing indeed) so they'll digest themselves and nourish you.

Harvest Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final Rinse. Be sure - if you plan on storing your crop - to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final Rinse. The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.

Refrigerate Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag, our shelf life extending Produce Storage Bags, or the sealed container of your choice (glass is good too). Whatever you choose - put them in your refrigerator - if you can keep from eating them all first.

*Seed to Use If using Sproutpeople's Single Harvest Pack - use the whole bag.

These seeds will yield approximately 1.5:1 (you get 1.5 pounds for every pound of dry seed), so in theory you can start with up to as 2/3 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity. We generally advise maxing out at 1/2 capacity, until you get used to growing a particular crop.

Dry Pumpkin seeds await their Soak.

1-4 hours later... Soaked, Rinsed and Drained.

8 - 12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

8 - 12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

Harvest Time!

This is the most you should expect from a Pumpkin seed, and even this much is not necessary. Remember - they are alive as soon as they have soaked up their fill of water.

Here is a really close-up view....

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.

Our current crop of pumpkin is cleaner than most. These seeds are hulled - not naked (grown without a shell and virtually impossible to find), but they are nicer looking than most crops. Seed Shelf Life: 1 year. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Pumpkins are best stored in a cool location - we keep ours in a freezer, but a refrigerator works well too. If you plan on storing these for more than 3 months you should use one of these cool locations. Pumpkins can turn rancid if they get too warm for too long - like any high oil-content seed will. Also, Pumpkins are pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe, except to freeze them. Consider yourself a more educated sprout personage =:-}

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