^ The ones I've had looked the same as those.
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I would think those may not taste as good. Oversprouting can make things bitter as far as I've experienced. If you actually like them though I wouldn't think there would be anything wrong with using them that way.
Ah ok, well yeah i do struggle forcing myself to eat them - theyre a bit grim tasting ><
From now on ill try them once theyre at the stage Deb posted :)
Grown for far too long. Only need to sprout them 2 - 3 days usually. Maybe you could try kelp on the chickpeas to flavour them more.
Originally Posted by Joanna.K
l wasn't going to be posting here anymore, but l will make a few posts in this thread about sprouting nuts because no-where else is it really talked about, so l thought some folks might be interested in this.
At the moment l am sprouting three types of nuts, Hazel (filberts), chestnuts, and walnuts. Now, all nuts require a long soaking time, some require only two days soaking, but others require 2 - 3 weeks of soaking. The bigger the nut (big chestnuts), the longer the soaking time required so the sprouting period is reduced. l can soak chestnuts for only 3 days, but trying to sprout them takes a very long time...weeks! lf l soak big chestnuts for 2 - 3 weeks (or 2 - 3 months with the shells on), l can get them sprouting with long tails within 3 days at a nice warm room temperiture at night. So yes, all nut sprouts should have their shells taken off otherwise they are almost impossible to sprout in non natural conditions.
l am experimenting with sprouting hazel nuts, but so far no success. lnstead of soaking them for 1.5 days, l need to soak them for 2 - 3 days without the shell, maybe even longer so they sprout quickly. l notice the hazel nuts have become dry, so obviously the soak time needs to be much longer. That's o.k...this is only an experiment and l will work it out soon. The hazel nuts want to sprout (they have pokey ends), but they haven't quite had the soak time to grow a tail.
My walnut success
WOW!!! l couldn't believe it. l've been trying to sprout walnuts for a longtime and never was able to do it. l tried dozens of times sprouting them in shells for periods as long as 6 months and failed each time. l tried getting a whole undamaged walnut out of it's shell, but 29 times out of 30 l ended up breaking the delicate walnut. But this time....this time...l got a walnut out and put it in a sprouting tray and gave it attention for 3 or 4 days and gave up on it because nothing was happening, so l got lazy and left it in the sprouting tray and didn't even bother to water it because l thought the nuts may have been no good. A few days later l got the surprise of my life, l noticed that the walnut had developed a long tail on it. l got sooo excited!!! l knew this was it, and now it was time to really get into sprouting walnuts big time....sprout them to they come out of my ears because they are an incredibly good nutritious nut for the brain. As Don Tolman says, eating just one nut opens up 30 new neurotransmitters in the brain (it reprograms the brain to work more efficiently), so what can 6 or 7 kilo's of sprouted walnuts do over 4 or 5 months??? See....i'm onto some big and exciting here and i'm going to milk it for all l can.
Walnut sprouts require a surgeon's skill
lf you really want to test your sprouting skill and patience, then sprouting nuts will do it, especially the very difficult walnut sprouts. Getting the walnut out of the shell takes a special skill not to break it. By the rate l was going, the bucket of walnuts l had would have been smashed to pieces and maybe only 5 or 6 undamaged nuts for sprouting, so l knew l had to try something radically different.
l worked out how to remove the walnut from the shell without damaging it with about 90 - 95% success, but like with all nut sprouts, it takes lots of time and preparation. Nut sprouts take much more time than any other sprouts because removing them from their shells takes careful time consuming work. The key to removing walnuts from their shells is to crack the shell gently and then use a thick serrated stake knife and break little pieces of the shell off bit by bit until all the shell around the nut is gone; this takes time and lots of physical effort and it makes a mess as nut shell flies all over the kitchen and in your face, but that is the price you pay if you want the AMAZING benefit of nut sprouts. But lets not forget, but sprouts are only a winter treat...they are only sproutable for around 4 months and then go rancid and are not able to sprout any longer, so the hard work is not all year around. During winter my sprouting is always intense and time consuming because l sprout nuts and have very long rotation periods due to the cold weather...can have up to 90 trays of baby soil based greens in different stages outside, and countless trays of chia greens on shelves and countless alfalfa's on the back lawn and heaps of other stuff, and it all needs to be watered, but alot of the stuff needs only to be watered once a day and some stuff even every two days. So yes, sprouting in winter takes 2 hours a day, but in summer it only takes 30 minutes, but on really intense days (about twice a week) when l have many nuts to shell and alfalfa hulls to pull off) l can be working on the sprouts for 2.5 - 3 hours, but that is only during winter.
My ultimate goal has finally been accomplished...the almighty walnut sprout!
Walnut sprouts starting to grow their tails - should be ready in three or four more days
Walnut sprouts look like baby animals lol.
Now it's GAME ON! Going back to the farm tomorrow to get another 5 kilos of walnuts, and l am going to hit them hard for 4 months.
For the next 4 months my meals will be:
* sesame seed sprouts
* hazel nut sprouts
* chestnut sprouts
* walnut sprouts
* chia seed greens
* flax seed sprouts
* sunflower greens
* buckwheat greens
* fenugreek sprouts
* alfalfa sprouts
* broccoli sprouts
* weeds (heaps...always hit the weeds hard in winter)
* sea vegetables
* (occasional bird seed and lentil sprouts, but the focus will be on nut sprouts, seed sprouts and green sprouts. NO fruit...don't need it anymore). l am also going to hit the chia greens pretty hard to balance out the omega 6 fatty acids properly. This is going to be amazing. l did this last year and was almost down to breatharian by October/Nov, but this time l go with what my body tells me...if it tells me to stop eating and live on green juice only, l will. l could barely even fit in the green juices, so if it happens again i'll try going breatharian or very close to it. l blew my chance last time, but this time l will read my body much better and go with it.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 05-18-2012 at 12:29 AM.
Sorry for big pictures above, l have tried making them smaller but the program is messing up.
Anyway, to make my nut sprouting adventures much easier and reduce my workload, l have made a special sprouting heater and will probably make another really big one in the next few weeks.
l bought a cigarette lighter, pulled it apart and re-wired it and hooked it up to a power adapter. l then hooked it up to special wires and connections and hooked everything up to 50 watt light globes.
l can place about 6 trays inside the box and some jars, but l am going to get a much bigger box and hook up another 4 lights and put insulation around the box and really make it a huge nut sprout heater so l can keep up with daily nut sprout meals. l have about 20 kilos on nuts to get through, so a big heater is a must and lots of shelves for growing chia greens is a must to balance everything out properly.
Many folks eat nuts and seeds and have oils, but they neglect their omega 3 and get their diet all out of balance. And as l have said to some folks, NO....blending up flax seeds or have flax nor chia seeds isn't the answer.....you must sprout the chia and flax because unsprouted chia and flax has highly unaborbable omega 3, so if you try to get a balanced amount of omega 3 you will end up with a fat overload. + if you blend you will oxidise the fats. To get proper balance of omega 3's to 6's, you MUST sprout the omega seeds/nuts if you are eating oils and lots of unsprouted nuts and seeds because it is hard to get the omega 3 out of many of these seeds.
The struggling chestnut sprouts. They need a much longer soak time. My current chestnuts have been soaking in their shells for 2 weeks so far in filtered energised water, but as time goes by they will sprout very quickly. The tails (circled in white) are starting to break through.
Sprouted chestnuts and walnuts make a great breakfast. lf you have an early morning start and won't be eating for another 7 hours....ditch the fruit and just have a green juice with algae and then follow it 30 minutes later with chestnut/walnut paste or a quick 30 second blend and drink them as milk. Have the sprouted nuts with a few digestive enzymes and they flow through the body as smooth as silk.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 05-18-2012 at 12:13 AM.
A complete comprehensive nut sprout report and update in a week or two. l just need to sort out the hazel nuts and i'll be home and hosed.
Oh...one last thing. See the little bits of thin inner shell (almost like brown paper) in the middle of the walnut sprouts? Don't pull them out until they have sprouted. lf you try to remove it the walnuts will break and won't be able to sprout. So remove the outer shell, but not the inside parts until after the walnuts have sprouted, it is the only way it can be done.
Another things with nuts...they should be sprayed under high pressure energised water so they are kept bacteria free. The soak water of those walnuts is cloudy each time l spray them, so this is a sign that they are prone to negative bacteria growth.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 05-17-2012 at 11:56 PM.
I'm not going to sprout walnuts but I do like them "wet" or "green". Since you get them from the farm Mr. Raw I suppose you must have eaten them like this too. I'm always amazed by the flavour of "wet" walnuts.
Mr. Raw, thank you for posting this information; I have been meaning to start eating more nut sprouts and I think that this will really help. Keep it coming :)
This is also the first time I've heard the name "Don Tolman", so now I've got something new to research. I always like learning about new people who are on the cutting edge of health (and other fields), so I'll see if he falls into that category.
Big Donny Tolman.
Food of the Gods 1/8 (he talks about walnuts in part 2)
A good Don Tolman talk. lt gets good at the end of this video and continues being good for about 8 of the videos: he is a really funny guy!
Thanks, I'll check those out.
The walnut sprouts are amazing looking! I didn't know they'd actually sprout (well yes I did because I know they grow into trees, but yanno...). Too much work for me to do it though. We just bought a couple pounds of raw walnuts on Friday. I'm looking forward to eating them (after soaking of course)! I haven't had walnuts in several years, they were too expensive for me to justify buying them.
Yes, they are ALOT of hard work to shell. Takes time and is lots of mental and physical strain. l break out in a sweat and my hands ache after shelling dozens of them. Still, it is worth doing a bunch just once a year for a real treat, it's not like it has to be a regular thing. Even try it once for the experience. l have now mastered the art of shelling walnuts....shelled 30 last night and only broke 2. l'll probably shell 8 kg over the winter and sprout them (grow hooks), but i'll be glad when it's over. The best way to take the shell off is to pierce a small hole on the shell and then use a knife to break all the shell away bit by bit.
Originally Posted by SunshineMN
They are well worth the price. l feel amazing after eating walnut sprouts, especially my brain. Wow! Chia and walnuts are packed with omega 3, especially when sprouted, and directly usable too. You are getting way way WAY over the rda for the illusive omega 3 if you have 100 grams of these foods, but it is good to restore our balance, and my brain really feels the difference after a lifetime of neglecting the omega 3's.
I'm looking forward to eating them (after soaking of course)! I haven't had walnuts in several years, they were too expensive for me to justify buying them.
l paid $9 a kilo for convenional organic walnuts, and l paid $15 a kilo for special black walnuts freshly picked last week. My nut set-up is almost complete and l am soaking a bunch of nuts every second day, but will be eating nut sprouts everyday now.
In the shed: soaked brains (about 50 walnuts), chestnuts, peas (for pea green sprouts) and hazelnuts (in the far right barely in the picture - all ready for sprouting!!!.
The chia set-up has now been completed. Got shelving for daily use of chia. 20 spaces available for 10 extra large trays and 10 large trays of chia greens. The shelves go right down to the ground. l didn't sleep all weekend and didn't need to because the sprouts have me full of energy...l felt l could have went days longer without sleep because l feel amazing all the time. l used the non sleep period to get lots of stuff done, so this chia rack is one of the many things l did:
More trays for the chia and other greens, got hundreds of them now:
When l hook up my other lights for the nut heater l will be fully organised. l have special sprouting shelves in a dark shed for all my soil based greens, l have wooden sprouting racks in the dark for my soil-less sprouts (jar and tray sprouts), and l have the usual sprouting shelves and racks for all my outside sprouting needs, + the pressure spray system.
lt is a pain trying to spray all my nuts (jars are much easier) because the fluff and guff always clog up the holes of my sprouting trays, but it is essential to keep the nuts clean of bacteria. l think l might alter the sprouting trays with a drill and make much larger holes and take out the nib thingees...that will solve the problem....l will keep these trays specially for nut sprouting.
Getting set up to grow all the sprouts in good quantities does take a long time to achieve. Don't rush it, it is a process.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 05-20-2012 at 11:41 PM.
The final result of the initial walnut sprout experiment. The next batch will be much more full on with 50 walnuts ready to grow tails (or hooks as l effectionately call my sprouts). `Growing hooks' or `my hooks are ready' are the terms l always use.
Since the nuts are out of their shells, especially the delicate walnut, l think it is key not to sprout for too long because we don't want the nuts turning rancid. Just grow a decent tail, but not too long so the nut is still nice and fresh.
Walnut sprouts taste FANTASTIC!!! Much nicer than unsprouted walnuts.
The energy l have at the moment is off the scale. l feel INCREDIBLE!!! Far as l am concerned, that is what `raw' is really about...feeling on cloud 10 all the time and performing like the grandest of machines.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 05-21-2012 at 01:37 AM.
Wow...that set-up is amazing! I can see that I still have a ways to go.
The RDA for omega 3s is absurdly low; I think iy's something like 1.6 grams, whereas we really should be eating omega 3s and 6s in a ratio of roughly 1:1 to 1:3. That means most people need over 10 times the RDA, and people living on nuts and seeds (like you) need much more. The RDAs are all completely inaccurate, but I'm sure you already know that.
You are getting way way WAY over the rda for the illusive omega 3 if you have 100 grams of these foods, but it is good to restore our balance, and my brain really feels the difference after a lifetime of neglecting the omega 3's.
Lol. The funny thing is that they kinda do look like that...
soaked brains (about 50 walnuts),
I'm going to have to try sprouting walnuts; I'm pretty sure that I have some black walnut trees in the woods near my house, and that would be a very cheap way to get loads of quality walnuts. I'm assuming that wild black waluts are edible? I wonder what time of year the nuts are ready.