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Avoid GMOs: Sprout Your Own Organic Vegetables

Glass Sprouting Jar

Avoiding GMOs is one good reason to sprout your own vegetables.

Not only that, but let’s say your local grocery store runs out of fresh vegetables, or closes down during snowstorms or hurricanes.  Or maybe you’re not feeling well enough to go food shopping?

People who know how to sprout, don’t have problems like this.  As long as you have a supply of sprouting seeds in your pantry, you’ll never run out of fresh vegetables.

WHAT IS SPROUTING?

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked.  Sprouted seeds are a convenient way to have vegetables for your salad any time of the year.  All you need are seeds, and a sprouting  jar.

Green Lentil Sprouts

WHY SHOULD YOU SPROUT SEEDS?

  • Convenience.  Sprouting is easy.  Sprouts grow in your own kitchen.
  • Emergencies.  Bad weather won’t keep you from enjoying fresh veggies.
  • Health.  Sprouted seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and protein.
  • Digestion. Sprouted legumes, seeds, and nuts are easier to digest.
  • Economy.  Sprouted seeds are a cost efficient way to feed your family.
  • GMOs.  Organic seeds do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

SPROUTING SEEDS, BEANS, and GRAINS

Here’s a handy list of sprouting seeds, beans, grains and rice. All you need is a sprouting jar.  Soil isn’t necessary.

To avoid GMOs, buy organic.

SEEDS

  • Alfalfa Seeds
  • Clover Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Broccoli Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Wheatgrass Seeds
  • Buckwheat Seeds

LEGUMES

  • Chickpeas
  • Mungbeans
  • Adzuki Beans

LENTILS

  • Red Lentils
  • Green Lentils
  • Black Lentils

CEREALS

  • Kamut
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Corn

NUTS

  • Almonds

HOW TO INFORMATION

The Sprout People sell sprouting starter kits, and supplies.

This article is from Vegetarian Times Magazine.  How To Soak and Sprout Nuts, Seeds, Grains and Beans.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Copyright 2016 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core.com

 

 

 

 

Test Your GMOs Quiz

TEST YOUR GMOs QUIZ

(Answers appear at bottom of page).

True or False

The Most common foods containing GMOs are:

  1. Canned Soup
  2. Frozen Food
  3. Baby Formula
  4. Packaged Sweetened Juices
  5. Packaged Cereal
  6. Vegetable and Canola Oil
  7. Tofu
  8. Meat
  9. Milk
  10. Carbonated Soft Drinks

True or False

11. If you buy organically grown food, you can avoid GMOs.

12. High risk foods containing GMOs are corn, zucchini,  yellow summer squash, and foods containing soy.

13.  The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit GMOs.

14.  Hawaiian papaya contains GMOs.

15.  Food bearing these labels are guaranteed not to contain GMOs. USDA ORGANIC FOOD LABEL

 

 

16.  Most fresh produce is non-GMO, with the exception of corn, soybeans, zucchini, yellow summer squash, and Hawaiian papaya.

ANSWERS

Answers for all questions are TRUE.

To avoid all GMOs, buy organic.  This is not always feasible for many people, because of local selection, and cost.

Growing or sprouting your own food from organic seeds, is an alternative that isn’t as expensive.

MORE INFORMATION 

The Non GMO Shopping Guide, published by The Institute for Responsible Technology.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Copyright 2016 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core.com

 

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