On 1/19/07, Jean wrote:
> OK, this is probably a dumb question, but what are sprouted
> seeds??? (I'm also in OK)
Sprouted seeds are seeds that are starting to grow - people
use them is soups, on sandwiches and in salads - i.e. alfalfa
sprouts, mung beans etc.
I sprout the seed mix from the store - of course if your mix
has pellets added remove them.
I have one tiel and sprout about 1/2 tsp of seeds. You can
even soak them ina 1/4 cup of water for 12-16 hours and feed
to the birds at that time instead of the full sprouting
process because the germination process has started.
Rinse seeds thoroughly in a small sieve. I trim a coffee
filter to fit in a small (about 8-10oz.) gladware plastic
container. Put filter in bowl, add rinsed seeds, cover
lightly. I rinse mine once a day - ideally 3 times is
better. Realistically, with a small amount rinse once a day
and in 2 days you will see some of the seeds starting to grow.
Rinse before serving to your birds. Keep the sprouts seperate
from the other foods, you don't want the pellets to get wet
Sprouts have a very high life energy, and the seeds go under a
transformation when germinating - they become a very healthy
fresh food from a so-so higher fat food.
It's very easy and your birds will love it!