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Product Description - Sproutman 100% Natural Hemp Sprout Bags
Use one bag for garbanzos, one for peas, and a third for starting wheat for your next batch of wheatgrass or sprouted wheat bread!
Made of raw hemp for extra durability. Lasts for years! Sprout bags will grow any seed, but they're perfect for all grains and beans including mung, lentil, garbanzo, adzuki, wheat, barley, rye, kamut, peanut, quinoa, cress, arugula, fenugreek, flax and more.
Just Dip and Hang!
Sproutman holding his original bag and basket sprouters, circa 1979
Why a Bag?
People often assume sprouts are best grown in jars. Indeed, in the hands of a diligent gardener, jars can successfully grow several varieties of sprouts. But jars were never designed for sprouting. Their popularity has more to do with their wide availability and free cost than with their merits as a gardening tool. Any serious sprout grower will soon run into the many limitations of jars as sprouting devices. While there are other types of sprouters available with different features, the sprout bag is a perfect substitution for the jar, with several advantages. A little sprout history lesson follows.
Sprout History Lesson
The Dark Ages of Sprouting
--THE TROUBLESOME SPROUTING JAR
- Never designed for sprouting.
- Poor air circulation. Small opening limits air.
- Incomplete drainage. Stagnant air & water promotes mold growth.
- Open end requires cheesecloth, rubber bands, screens, or lids.
- Cheesecloth over mouth collects bacteria.
- Not usable for sprouting many vegetables, large beans, and gelatinous seeds (chia).
- Prone to breakage. Difficult to transport. Accidents ruin crop.
- Take up valuable kitchen space.
- Time consuming 4 steps. Fill up, pour out, tilt at an angle, drain.
- Cumbersome to handle multiple jars. Difficult to get hands in and out.
- Takes up precious refrigerator space and shelf space. Fixed size.
The Modern Age of Sprouting
---THE TROUBLE-FREE HEMP SPROUT BAG
- Designed for sprouting. Saves time. Very convenient.
- All sprouts get air. Good circulation prevents mold.
- 100% drainage without tilting or waiting. Water never collects.
- Will sprout all varieties. All grains, all beans, even gelatinous seeds.
- Convenient. Only 2 steps. Dip in water, hang on hook or knob. Or lay in dish rack.
- Saves counter space. Saves refrigerator space. Bags expand and contract per volume.
- Lightweight, unbreakable. Great for traveling, camping, boating.
- Wide opening for easy handling. Holds equivalent to 3/4 gallon jar.
- Fabric won't shrink or mold, like cotton, burlap or cheesecloth.
- Made from durable flax (linen) and hemp fibers.
- Flax sprout bag discovered by Sproutman circa 1979.
Sprout bags are perfect for making delicious sprout bread.
Here is Sproutman's basic sprout bread recipe.
"I purchased a sprout bag last week and just took my sprout bread out of the oven. I'm so very happy with the product. I've been wanting to grow sprouts for years and your bag is so easy. I used wheat berries for my first loaf of bread. It's so good. I also bought your Kitchen Garden Cookbook. You are awesome. Thank you so much!"
-- Margaret Anderson, Castro Valley, CA, July 24, 2002
Sproutman's Basic Sprout Bread Recipe: Soak 1 cup of hard wheat in a jar for 8-10 hours. Sprout in your Sprout Bag for 2 days. Examine the seed for the shoot. The shoot is short, thick and grows in the opposite direction of the hairlike roots. In order to achieve the desired consistency, the shoot must be the length of the berry. Longer makes the bread too chewy. Now grind the sprouts in a food processor, a Champion juicer (homogenizer section), a wheatgrass juicer, or a cast iron meat grinder. Do not use a blender or Vita Mix. It is crucial that the resulting "sprout dough" is ground to a smooth paste. If necessary, reinsert the sprouts for a second grind. Form a 12 x 3 inch loaf by hand. Wet your hands constantly while shaping. Lay the loaf on a seeded cookie sheet. Sesame or poppy seeds keep the bread from sticking. Bake slowly at 250° F. for approximately 2-4 hours. Lift the bread off the baking tray momentarily after 1-2 hours of baking. This avoids sticking. Bread is done when the underside is firm and no longer mushy. The inside will remain moist while the top of the bread may harden.
"Hello again, well, I simply wanted to let you know that I received the sprout bags today...awesome job on these puppies...very nice...I am extremely excited to get started...I've been waiting for like a week to decide which sprouter I was going to buy...,after I have stopped cooking any of my nutrients and sending them down the drain...and considering that I am very busy and will be traveling, these bags are the best! Now I will have a complete protein!....awesomeness...legumes and grains...in living and extra powerful form....now that's what I'm talkin' about...haha blessings to you all."
--David Stegman, Nashville, Tenn.
Dear Ellen: I love these sprout bags. They work as well as the Sproutman said they do. Awesome, easy, great sprouts. Thanks!
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