We have been feeding our birds these Sprouting mixes for years. All of our birds eat these mixes with great enthusiasm, even the seed junkie birds love these mixes!
By Sprouting these mixes we know that our birds are getting high energy foods full of Phytonutrients. Phytonutrients means nutrients derived from natural live plants. When beans, seeds, and grains are sprouted they become a live food with nutrients far beyond the dormant seed. Nutrition experts now say that phytonutrients are a major source of dietary antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage.
Although the best way to feed these mixes is by sprouting them, if you do not have the time to sprout the mixes you can also prepare them as a cooked mix. By Soaking the mixes at least a few hours before cooking you essentially begin the awakening of the seeds and turning them into “live” food.
I hope that your birds will enjoy our mixes as much as our birds do!
Rinse and soak in water for 8 to 12 hours. A few drops of GSE can be added to the soaking water if desired. After soaking drain and rinse well. Keep mix in colander or sprouter and rinse occasionally. Sprouts are ready after 12 hours of soaking + 12 hours of sprouting. Hint: Cover colander or sprouter with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Keep in fridge after sprouted tails first appear. Feed within 3 to 5 days. Sprouts can also be frozen and gently rinsed with hot water before feeding. Fresh vegetables and spices can be added to the mix when served.
Rinse and soak in water for 8 to 12 hours. Add mix to boiling water and simmer gently for 20 to 30 minutes or until beans are al dente. Drain and Serve. Cooked mix can be frozen. Hint: For flavor enhancement add spices such as Cinnamon or Garlic during boiling. Fresh vegetables can be added to the mix when served.