Nutrient loss in dried foods 5

Nutrient loss in dried foods
Did you ever wonder if fresh food contains the same nutrients as its dried counterpart? Let’s examine what happens when food is dried. There are 4 basic steps involved in preserving food by drying – Harvesting Storing Processing Drying Raw, fresh food at the moment it is harvested contains the highest content of nutrients, but ...

4 Reasons to sprout

4 Reasons to sprout
1. Sprouting is Green! Seeds are low-cost and provide a steady supply of healthy, economical food. They also store long-term (3 – 5 years) when stored in a cool, dark place. Low tech.  The seeds are simple to grow because the growing process requires little water and sunlight. It does not require soil, highly developed fertilizers, ...

Trail Sprouting 1

Trail Sprouting
Sprouting on the trail or at home is similar. The process requires soaking, draining and rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate or sprout, which takes about 48 hours. The sprouting mechanism you use at home may be different for the trail.  A fabric sack works well for the trail. A regular mason jar ...

Another great reason to grow sprouts

The proven cancer preventer, sulforaphane is present at extraordinary levels in Broccoli Sprouts. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals associated with cancer and heart disease. Sulforaphane is present in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The highest concentrations are found in Broccoli sprouts. They contain 20-50 ...