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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2014 at 12:38pm

Part 2 

Safe Sprouting: Sprouts carry a risk of contamination with salmonella, E. coli, listeria, or other bacteria. The warm, humid conditions they need are part of the problem. Bacteria thrive in those conditions, too.

For food safety, the FDA offers this advice:

Refrigerate sprouts you buy.

Don't eat raw sprouts. Cook them thoroughly before eating.

Children, seniors, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should not eat raw sprouts.

Sprouting at home? Buy seeds from a certified supplier, and sterilize the seeds and container before sprouting. Also, use your nose. Sprouts should smell clean. When in doubt, throw them out.


???Question, how can one sterilize seeds and then have them sprout? My understanding is sterilizing kills the part of the seed that sprouts. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2014 at 12:37pm

Pat, you and I are on the same skeptical wavelength. I looked him up, too, and found the same site. Now, to the question of spouts, 

Should You Sprout Your Food?  part 1 

What to know about sprouting grains, nuts, and legumes.

By Tammy Worth

WebMD Feature Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

Sprouts are packed with nutrients and are easy to digest. 

Organic Foods: To Buy or Not to Buy

What Is Sprouting? Seeds sprout after a few days in a warm, moist setting. It usually takes 3 to 7 days, depending upon the conditions and kind of seeds being used.

Many foods can be sprouted, including:

Grains, such as barley, wheat, and spelt

Legumes, such as lentils, peas, and pinto, kidney, beans and lima beans

Radish and broccoli seeds

Nuts, including almonds, cashews, walnuts, and peanuts.

Sprouting Chemistry: The sprouting process may make it easier for a body to absorb nutrients including iron, zinc, and vitamin C, says dietitian Reem Jabr, a nutrition therapist in the Boston area.

Broccoli sprouts might help prevent cancer. They have more natural chemicals called glucosinolates than regular broccoli. Glucosinolates have shown promise against bladder cancer in lab tests on animals. It's not yet clear if the same is true for people, but "there is a lot of interest" in that, says Steve Schwartz, PhD, an Ohio State University food science professor, who has studied broccoli sprouts.

Digestion Benefit: Sprouting breaks down a seed. That means less work for your digestive system, says Elisabetta Politi, RD, nutrition director at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, NC. "It would be a good choice for someone with a sensitive gut." "For people with problems digesting certain foods, sprouted germs might seem better for them, and they are less allergenic to people with grain protein sensitivities."

Comment by sk8eycat on June 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Oh...he's an osteopath, not a real doctor.  Close relation to homeopathy.  Ta-ta!

Comment by Pat on June 16, 2014 at 10:38am

Not to be a wet blanket, but here's what I just read about Dr. Mercola, on Quack Watch.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2014 at 10:02am

Randall, You offer an excellent suggestion.

When my back yard was all in vegetables and fruits, I learned what living abundantly meant, and one never has enough family or friends when growing zucchinis. I took bushels of food to the local community center. 

Thanks for the information on sunflower seed sprouts. I'll get out my old sprouter; I haven't used it in years. I'm looking up Dr. Mercola. 

Your new goji berry bush interests me. Please keep us posted on its progress. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2014 at 8:09am

Felaine (and others): many of you know I offer free food out of my yard and garden, set out by the road I live on. It amazes me hardly anybody takes it. I usually have an over abundance of fruit, tomatoes  (which, theoretically, is a fruit), radishes, etc., etc.  People are either too proud or too much in a hurry to stop. Your story pains me.

Reading Joan's comment on sunflower seeds, I just read Dr. Mercola's article on the 15 foods everyone should have and be eating. One was sunflower seeds, but in sprouts. I might try that. Five of his top 15 were dairy products--eggs, yogurt, even butter. ( 

Oh, and I just ordered a goji berry plant from Home Depot! It's supposed to be a super berry. 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 16, 2014 at 1:59am

Carl, I do NOT feel you are "prying."  You are concerned, and being helpful.  And that makes me feel good.  Most of our neighbors are my age....some older...and a lot have tried to sell their homes, and can't get a decent price, so have given up. 

The few teenagers around here are rude, crude, and like to skateboard down the hill while smoking a joint the size of a cheap cigar.  I would not trust them to drive me to the morgue.  (They'd probably sell my body parts to med schools or organ-leggers instead of calling the emergency number on my Neptune Society card.)

Comment by king on June 16, 2014 at 1:01am
Speaking as a youth of today it is hard to find. One that would be willing to go out of there way to help im not proud of it but there is a reason why we are called the me generation I have done my share to help others from time to time but I'm 23 and those that are younger are getting worse and worse it makes me sick to see high school girls with one kid and another on the way and I know that the tax payers of the indiana and the US are paying them to do it Basically
Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2014 at 12:54am

I'm glad to hear you're looking into some assistance, Felaine.  I certainly don't wish to pry into your personal affairs, but I was concerned by what you posted earlier.  There has to be some way to get groceries to your doorstep.  Is there a high school neighbor kid down the street with a car that could help out?  Or perhaps someone you know connected with the animal shelter you write for?

If I was a high school kid, I think I'd enjoy helping out an outspoken, sassy and funny smart-mouth like you.  (....and I mean that endearingly.) 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2014 at 12:37am

London, WW II 

Berlin, WW II 

The Netherlands, WW II 

Paris, WW II 


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