View Full Version : Sprouting Help - How long do the tails have to be?
11-12-2008, 07:32 PM
My first time sprouting. I usually buy my organic sprouts from a reliable source.
I am currently sprouting soft wheat berries. I'm on the 2nd day and yes they haved little tails. I know Alissa's chart states 2-3 days. My quesiton is how long do the tails have to be? Should I keep them for an extra day?
nutrition is optimal when the tail is as long as the grain, seed, or whatever you've sprouted.
11-13-2008, 06:32 AM
Congratulations on your First Sprout. You will find it easy and cost effective. I am So Proud of you. I agree with Coco but I don't have a Rule, it just depends on how long I can wait for them and sometimes they grow longer depending on how many I speouted.
There is no harm in a longer sprout but some will get bitter if they get too long. Some must be longer and show some Green. Just keep Sprouting small batches and you will learn So Much just by taste and sight. YOU RAWk.....
11-13-2008, 06:43 AM
Also, keep in mind the tail length with regard to what you plan on doing with them. I let my buckwheat go a day or too long for optimal texture for a tabouli recipe (we agreed it tasted great, but the sprouts were too long!)
11-13-2008, 12:54 PM
I don't know if it's winter time that's causing this problems but I'm sprouting broccoli seeds right now and the small batch of seeds is totally in different stages, some are getting little leaves, other seeds are just opening up. Going to be difficult to harvest them.
11-13-2008, 04:12 PM
I've noticed that with broccoli sprouts, too, but less so with other things. Maybe it's just the brocco sprouts? Or could be where you're getting your seeds? I know in my case, they're the only ones I bought in a container from a shelf (and not bulk).
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