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Sprouting Chart made Simple!

 Here is a soaking and sprouting chart that I created from years of practice.  I have individually sproutlisted each nut, seed, grain and legume with their corresponding soaking and sprouting timeline. This chart should take the mystery away from the whole soaking and sprouting procedures and make the process very easy to understand and follow.

Soaking tip: I like to soak nuts and seeds in glass jars filled half with the raw nut or seed and then to the top with water, leaving about 2 inches from the top (they grow almost to the top) .  I soak my grains and legumes in my cooking pots or mixing bowls, depending on how much I am making. With grains and legumes you don’t usually need twice as much water - at least 3-4 inches above the food or more with water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed

Hours to Soak

Sprouting Time (Days)

Length of Tails (Inches)

Times/

Day to Rinse

Notes

Alfalfa

6 ‑ 8

4 ‑ 6

1 ‑ 1 1/2

2

3 Tablespoons of seed fills an entire quart jar.  Place in the sunlight for the last 1‑2 days, before harvesting

Clover

6 ‑ 8

4 ‑ 6

1 ‑ 1 1/2

2

3 Tablespoons of seed fills an entire quart jar.  Place in the sunlight for the last 1‑2 days, before harvesting

Garlic, Chive, Onion

6 ‑ 8

4 ‑ 6               (By Itself)

1‑1 1/2

2

Best if mixed with alfalfa/clover during soaking, in small amounts.  Takes 6‑14 days if sprouting by itself

Fenugreek

8

3 ‑ 4

1/2 ‑ 1

2

Pungent flavor, best if mixed with other seeds

Sesame

3-4

1 day (optional)

 No tails

2

Slightly sprout, but no tails

Sunflower

4-5

1

0 ‑ 1 1/2

2

Sprout easily, often times with just soaking, will even sprout in the refrigerator  If it sprouts too long, becomes bitter

Pumpkin (Papita)

3-4

1 day (No visible sprout)

No tails

 

Do not sprout at all

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almond

6-8

0

No tails

 

Swells up and appears sprouted

Cashews

6-8

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout. Rinse after soaking

Hazel Nut

8 ‑ 12

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout

Macadamia

8 ‑ 12

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout

Pecan

8 ‑ 12

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout

Pine Nut

2-4

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout. Soaking helps to break down their acid

Walnut

8 ‑ 12

0

No tails

 

Does not sprout. Soaking helps to break down their acid

      Legume

Hours to Soak

Sprouting Time (Days)

Length of Tails (Inches

Times/

Day to Rinse

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adzuki

12 ‑ 15

3

1/2 ‑ 1

2 ‑ 3

Small red bean from China

Black (Turtle) Bean

24

2

1/2 ‑ 1

2 ‑ 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garbanzo (Chick Pea)

12‑15

2 ‑ 3

1/2

2 ‑ 3

 

Lentil (Brown, Green, Red)

12

2

1/4 ‑ 3/4

2 ‑ 3

Develop slight tails with even just soaking

Mung

12

3 ‑ 5

1/2 ‑ 1 1/2

2 ‑ 3

Commonly known as “Bean Sprouts”

Green Pea

12

2 ‑ 3

1/2

2 ‑ 3

Make sure and use whole peas

Pinto Bean

24

2 ‑ 3

1/2 ‑ 1

2 ‑ 3

Difficult to digest

Soy Bean

15 ‑ 24

2 ‑ 3

1/2 ‑ 1

2 ‑ 3

Most difficult legume to digest

 

      Legume

Hours to Soak

Sprouting Time (Days)

Length of Tails (Inches

Times/

Day to Rinse

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grain

 

 

 

 

 

Amaranth

6 ‑ 8

2 ‑ 3

 

 

 

Scotch Barley

24

1 day or less

May not have a tail

2

Use only Scotch Barley and not Pearl Barley (It is unrefined)

Millet

8 ‑ 12

2 ‑ 3

1/4

2 ‑ 3

 

Oat Groats

12 ‑ 18

  2 ‑ 3             If unsteamed)

1/4

2 ‑ 3

If steamed during process, will not sprout

Brown Rice

24 ‑ 30

1 ‑ 2

1/4

2 ‑ 3

After soaking, place in a colander for sprouting

Rye

18 ‑ 24

2 ‑ 3

1/4 ‑ 1/2

2 ‑ 3

Try mixing with wheat

Spelt

24

2 ‑ 3

1/4 ‑ 1/2

2 ‑ 3

A type of wheat

Wheat

24

2 ‑ 3

1/4 ‑ 1/2

2 ‑ 3

Spring wheat is soft and winter wheat is harder, which is better for sprouting

Quinoa

8 ‑ 10

2

1/8

2 ‑ 3

Sprouts very quickly even while soaking

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  2. mel Says:

    quinoa sprouts heaps!

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