These sprouts are my favorite way to use summer produce. They are easy, take less space, and most of all, they are delicious.
These sprouts are a staple of our annual sprout potluck, where we share ideas and recipes for using summer’s bounty. If you’re not there, you can just visit your local farmer’s market and pick up some of these tasty veggies.
There’s also some new recipes for these sprouts that I’ve been experimenting with lately, and this is the recipe I’m using.
The idea behind these sprouts is that its quick and easy to throw together and you know exactly what you are going to get in each bite. I like to use as much red pepper as I can. Pepper can easily become seasonings in many different dishes, so it’s always nice to grab a few of these in your cupboard and toss some with a bit of wine.
There are two main types of vegetables sprouted from the seeds of the cabbage, lettuce, and radish plant. This is the sprouts made from the red cabbage, which is in the cabbage family. The other type is made from the lettuce and radish.
Sprouting is a very healthy way to grow. Not only do you get to reap the nutrients in the food, however, by sprouting your vegetables you can create something called “nutraceuticals.” These are substances that occur naturally in the body and help the body absorb nutrients. In sprouted greens, for example, phytonutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations and are responsible for the green color.
Sprouting also can cause some serious health problems. The sprouts themselves are pretty toxic. They contain toxic compounds like oxalic acid, but more importantly they are full of oxalic acid, which can cause kidney stones, as well as cancer.
So if you’re not careful, you can easily spend your life being surrounded by sprouts, and you could end up wasting away. A recent study showed that sprouts can actually cause cancer, and while there is a possibility that the sprouts themselves are actually cancerous, it’s still pretty scary.
I read a story once about the story of a farmer that grew a giant bunch of sprouts and lived to be 99. There is no way this was an accident.
I’m not saying I will eat sprouts, but I’m saying that I don’t think I will live to be 100 without it. I hate to say it, but I think sprouts are the same as cancer.