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The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 3: How to Grow Your Own

A tray of bright, fresh indoor greens look stunning on a kitchen counter top, is packed full of nutrition and is easy and fun to grow. Here is my quick guide to growing successful greens.

What do I need to grow indoor greens?

You can buy an automatic sprouter or a wheatgrass kit if you choose to, but you don’t need expensive equipment to grow your own greens. You can start with basic sprouting equipment (a container to sprout in and something to drain the water through), a seedling tray and some good quality soil or compost. Continue reading

SNACKING WITH SPROUTS

Traditionally sprouts have been used in salads, soups and wraps for many decades now. Nothing too complicated, you understand, just throw them in and eat! Many times over the years I have been asked for raw food recipes including sprouts, and my answer has always been the same: “Don’t fiddle with them, they are wonderfully perfect just as they are!”. And it’s true. There is no need to pfaff with sprouts. Every single little sprouting seed, bean, grain or pulse is buzzing with life-force, it seems such a shame to want to pulverize it, when you could simply be relishing the freshness and crunchiness of what they already are. Continue reading

The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 2: Varieties of Greens

Growing indoor greens is a super-cheap, highly nutritious and fun way of bringing the freshest green plants into your diet. They are high in chlorophyll, which is evident from their lush green appearance, and, like sprouts, are among the most live foods you can eat. Here is my quick guide to the various types of greens you can grow.
Wheatgrass (includes spelt grass, kamut grass and barley grass)

Wheatgrass is now a relatively well-known health tonic sold in juice bars worldwide. It is simply grass which has been grown from wheat grains (or wheat berries as they are also known) and then juiced in a wheatgrass-friendly juicer.

There are many health benefits associated with wheatgrass, ranging from a general pick-me-up to part of treatment programmes for cancer and other “incurable” diseases in health institutes worldwide. It’s powerful stuff. Continue reading

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The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 1: What and Why

Growing indoor greens is a fun and nutritious way to bring the freshest green plants into your life – especially during the colder months when great quality greens is of utmost importance.
To assist you in your quest for vibrant health – particularly at this time of year – here is a quick introduction to growing your own wheatgrass, sunflower seeds, pea greens, buckwheat greens and more.

What are indoor greens?
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