Parrots love sprouts? Sure they do. In fact, birds and pets of all kinds benefit from the nutritional punch of sprouts. Even homesteaders are getting into the act by sprouting wheat and grains for their chicken flock. This page isn’t just for pets though. These links give an all around education on why sprouts make you fit and healthy, too 🙂
Sprouting for pet health
- This article by bird expert Carolyn Swicegood shares how to easily sprout life-giving, nutrient-dense seeds, grains and legumes to keep your parrot or budgie tweeting and fit.
- Karen Wehrstein, Homeopath journalist explains why sprouts aren’t just for humans
Helpful how to’s
- Professor James M. Stephens at the University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service shares valuable info on sprouting legumes (mung and soy beans).
- Great tips for beginners and more advanced sprouters by sprouting expert, Tom Billings
- The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief scientific research agency of the USDA, discusses experiments the impact of high selenium broccoli sprouts in this scholarly article.
- Sprout expert, Tom Billings shares information on increasing your digestive fire to get the most clout from your sprouts.
- The USDA and Agricultural Research Service’s National Nutrient Database (Searching for the term “sprouts” will bring up the nutritional values for around 36 varieties!)
- The Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University tells why sprouted mung beans (and other seeds) pack such a nutritional punch. They also suggest ways you can incorporate them in your diet.
- Learn more about sprout nutrition at the International Sprout Growers Association News Desk page. And while you’re there, become a member!
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