Alfalfa in small sprouting colander set at a 45° tilt to drain excess water after the rinsing/soaking process. Click to hide.
Alfalfa Seed. Click to hide.
This is a picture of Alfalfa, Broccoli, Radish loose sprouting mix ready to eat. You can see how clean they are i.e. no husks as they have been washed away in the sprouting process.. Click to hide.
Close up of Alfalfa Broccoli Radish(Red Arrow) loose sprouting mix ready to eat. You can see how clean they are i.e. no husks as they have been washed away in the sprouting process. Click to hide.
$3.74 – $160.31
Alfalfa seeds for Sprouting (Aust). Open Pollinated non GMO, Untreated & Tested free of Pathogens eg Salmonella, e-coli etc. Not available for shipping to WA
Alfalfa seeds for Sprouting (Aust) (100gm). Open Pollinated non GMO, Untreated & Tested free of Pathogens eg Salmonella, e-coli etc.
The word “alfalfa” means best food it is a rich source of vitamins minerals and proteins, e.g. 100mg of the vitamin B17 is contained in 100g of alfalfa sprouts.
I mix Alfalfa seeds with Broccoli, & Radish, I soak overnight in purified water mixed with a small squirt of liquid seaweed, and sprout in a fine holed colander.
NOTE: Some people have said that Alfalfa sprouts are bad for you & I believe this is where the bad PR originated from.
“Alfalfa and other legumes contain a non-protein amino acid called Canavanine, large quantities of which can aggravate lupus, and other auto immune disorders (If taken in severe overdose quantities (i.e. 1,000 mg per day for 12 months), L-Canavanine can cause thinning of the blood. Furthermore, it can exacerbate the symptoms of Lupus, a disease where the bodies own immune system starts to attack various organs. Individuals with kidney conditions must consult their physician before taking this substance.) ” This has been discovered because this particular compound has been synthesised and used to treat various conditions such as pancreatic cancer etc, so what they are saying is that a synthesised component of Alfalfa when taken in extreme quantities may aggravate certain conditions. The substance in question, Canavanine, is concentrated in its highest amount in the seed and decreases in concentration throughout the sprouting process, being water-soluble, the soaking process that we use in our sprouting technique further dilutes this substance, to an even greater extent than if it was rinsed only. Bottom line is this research has no relevance to eating alfalfa sprouts.
Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek Organic, Fenugreek, Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow, Lentils Red, ChickPea, Mung Bean,
Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow Pea, Field Pea , Massey Gem Pea , Radish Daikon , Radish Red Arrow , Silverbeet Ruby Red, Beetroot Detroit Red, Rocket Arugula , Coriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese, Cress Curly, Wheat Org.
Sprouting Info. & Videos
A short video showing the Colander Small Sprouting process. It shows the basic colander also the use of extra colanders with 6 large slots. Click to hide
A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 1 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250 mls of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge using the storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip) then restart your next batch. Click to hide.
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 1 large colander with cover + Storage options(2 x cotton bags, 2 x mesh bags, plastic bag clip ) for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. So the idea with this kit is you use 1 of the mesh bags to grow your sprouts for the 1st say 4 days, you then empty them into the large colander for the final stages of cleaning (removal of husk) and greening. When the sprouts are ready you stop soaking and draining them and leave them to dry for a couple of days and then store them in the other mesh bag inside the cotton bag inside a plastic bag. You can then start sprouting again in your other mesh bag or if you have another spare colander you can begin this process earlier. This saves you the cost of extra small colanders with covers but not quite as convenient in my opinion. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Growing Super Mung bean Sprouts using one large 4 L colander +2 KG of pebbles to weigh the sprouts +1 KG of Mung bean and bio-activated super organic nutrients.
The trick to growing the mung bean in the long white format that you see in the supermarket is to convince the seed that it is growing from a long way underneath the soil and therefore creates a long stem in an effort to reach the sunlight. This can be done by putting it in a space that restricts its growth or similarly, as we have done here, placing a weight on top of the sprouts, along with the tea towel this serves the purpose of also keeping the light out i.e. so the leaf development is restricted.
We give you the option of purchasing this kit with or without the cover, if you are just doing mung beans then you do not need the cover, however if you want to use it to do normal sprouts then you can sprout the seeds in the mesh bag for say 3 – 4 days, and then empty them into the large colander and proceed with the sprouting process from there, in this case you will need the cover.
We also supply you with our sprouts/vegetable storage system this allows you to store your sprouts in the fridge for well over a week. . Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting Kit Parts
Sprouting colander 1.5L here at an angle, to allow better aeration and or drainage, generally held in this position just after rinsing just for 5 or 10 minutes to get rid of excess water. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
The kit consists of 2 cotton bags, one mesh bag, and a clip to seal plastic bags. Can be used to store leafy greens, sprouts, vegetables in general and can also be used as a shopping and carry bag also designed to fold into a small neat package.
This is the method I now use to store my sprouts and salad greens also other vegetables. If it is leafy greens like sprouts then it's best to store them 1st in a mesh bag, the reason for this is that any damp material will not stick to the cotton bag (meaning you do not have to wash the cotton bag every time you change it). So the simple procedure is put the leafy greens inside the mesh bag, zip it up, place inside the cotton bag, then place inside a plastic bag that doesn't have any holes in it, gently squeeze the air out and secure with the clip supplied if you do not have any plastic bags please let us know and we'll put a heavy duty one in there for you.
We supply 2 cotton bags with this kit, the reason being is that, no matter how carefully you remove the surface moisture, there will always be some remaining, meaning that when you take your sprouts out after a day or 2 you will find the cotton bag may be quite damp so the procedure is just to swap the cotton bag, hang the moist one up to dry, turn the plastic bag inside out so any condensation is on the outside of the plastic bag and proceed to secure the plastic bag with the clip.
This cotton bag is also designed to be used as a carry bag, it comes with handles for your hand which are also used as part of the folding mechanism i.e. folds into a small package so it can easily fit inside your normal carry bag when you go vegetable shopping i.e. the one that fits over your shoulder, this 1 can be used to carry delicate fruit/veggies and comes with a convenient handgrip. Folding process shown on the next slide. Click to hide.
1.5ltr Sprouting Colander (Small) with 6x Lg. Slots. Removing the 6 tabs makes it easier to get rid of any un-sprouted seed or waterlogged husk that remains at the bottom. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Clear Perspex Sprout cover, is used as a cover for our smaller Sprouting colander. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Probiotic Nutrients for Sprouts. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.