Our supplier has submitted to us a letter of compliance with the National Organic Program which means this product should be suitable for use in organic agriculture, however an organic input review board has not verified these claims. Please confirm that the product is allowed by your certifying agency.
Use for wheatgrass, sprouted wheat bread, milling, or short sprouts.
Commercial wheatgrass growers usually prefer this Hard Red Spring wheat, since it may grow faster than hard red winter wheat.
See for yourself what sprouting does for you!
Reputed to be a highly nutritional practice, sprouting is an affordable way to grow your own nutrient packed food in a matter of days.
Sprouting involves soaking, draining, and rinsing food grade seeds until they begin to germinate.
Sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, beneficial enzymes and more. They have been called the "most enzyme rich food on the planet".
Sprouts, like any fresh live food, could carry harmful bacteria; nothing grown in nature is sterile. Although Mumm's feels the risk of organic seed being contaminated with salmonella or e-coli is very small, they do take it very seriously. Mumm's samples each lot (probes every bag) of seeds as it arrives in their warehouse. Samples go to an independent lab for sprouting, followed by salmonella and ecoli O157 tests. Mumm's keeps seeds quarantined until negative test results are returned. Mumm's uses a system of GMP's (good manufacturing practices) to insure the seed stays clean until it reaches the customer.
Days to Sprout: Sprout 2-3 Grass 8-10
Best Sprouting Methods: Jar or Sprouting Tray (such as the Sproutmaster Trays )
Optimal Soak Time: 4-8 hours
Easy sprouting directions for 3 day sprouts (jar method):
SOAK- Put 3-5 Tbsp. seed in a wide mouth jar. Cover with mesh and secure with rubber band. Add water, swirl, and drain. Add 1 cup cool water and soak for 4-8 hours. Drain well.
RINSE - Twice a day, refill jar with cool water, swirl, and drain. Invert jar and prop at an angle in a sink or bowl.
ENJOY - Ready to eat in 2-3 days. Refrigerate to store.
Easy sprouting directions for Growing Wheatgrass (tray method):
SOAK- Soak the seed in water for 4-8 hours. Drain. Spread two layer deep in the bottom of a sprouting tray with drainage holes.
RINSE - Rinse or mist twice a day, carefully at first so you don’t disturb the seed until the roots catch onto the tray. Cover between rinses. For darker green leaves cover with clear plastic.
ENJOY - Ready to cut and juice in 9 to 12 days.
Wheat, sprouted- A good source of protein, vitamins C and B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and amino acids.
Wheat grass- Chlorophyll, Vit. A, B, C, & E; minerals.
1 tbsp of dry seed yields approx 3-4 cups of sprouts.
Storage & Shelf Life
Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you’d like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they’ll last almost indefinitely.
Check out our Sproutmaster Trays - they make sprouting even easier.
Some Reputed Benefits of Grass Substantiated by Research:
Helps Skin Disease
Promotes Cellular Rejuvenation
Enhances Stamina & Endurance
Source: Wheatgrass: Nature's Finest Medicine, Steve Meyerowitz, Rev. Ed. 2006, p. 60.