Before I start my journey into RAW food diet, I have bought the following items:
1. Nesco 4 tray dehydrator
2. Magic Bullet 22 piece set from Costco
I have also done some research on several sprouters/wheatgrasskits and I have some questions that I hope EasyGreen users would answer me.
With respect to sprouters, I'm eyeing on the EasyGreen Mikrofarm (http://www.easygreen.com) automatic sprouter and also read about the competing GoGreen sprouter.
1. EasyGreen automatic sprouter comes with 5 standard trays and 1 big tray. How big are the trays? If I wanted to grow wheatgrass in one of the standard trays, how much ounce do I get to juice? Also, how much can I get from the big tray?
2. It seems I have to allow the sprouts to grow for 5 days and then consume it. Is that right for all sprouted seeds?
3. I'm still skeptical on how the EasyGreen sprouter works indoors when growing wheatgrass. I read on their site that it has a option of growing w/ soil and w/o soil (hydroponic). If growing wheatgrass w/ soil, don't you guys think that the EasyGreen sprouter should be close to the sun but still in shade? What about chlorophyll benefits if kept in kitchen? My kitchen is far from the patio which I think may be a problem.
4. If growing wheatgrass w/o soil, what about the nutients and trace minerals found in Azomite that comes with wheatgrass kits? Do I lose them since there is no soil to grow? I couldn't find any research that backs the claim that wheatgrass grown on soil is more nutritous and healthy than grown w/o soil.
5. GoGreen (http://eatsprouts.com/vitem-spr.html) claims that its sprouter can grow wheatgrass up to 9 inches tall when compared to EasyGreen's which grows only up to 5.5 inches tall. I also read in Ann Wigmore's wheatgrass book that wheatgrass should be grown up to 7 inches tall to get max of the nutrients. I'm confused by this claim. Can somebody clarify or is it a marketing hype?
6. Finally, for the water supply in EasyGreen, is it better to use Mountain Spring water (for e.g Arrowhead)?