CHICKPEAS · CHICKPEA SPROUTS · CICER ARIETINUM
You should only cultivate your organic Chickpeas to sprouts with 2-2,5 cm long white root – not till they form green leaves.
Chickpeas for sprouts belong to the latin family Fabaceae. They are legumes and go by the latin name Cicer arietinum.
Chickpea sprouts have a soft taste like freshly boiled Chickpeas. The taste is ’rounder’ when you keep them moist.
Chickpeas is an easy sprout. As a mature sprout the white root should be 2-2,5 cm long. This sprout is not eaten with leaves.
Chickpea sprouts contain the vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, E, K and the minerals Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus.
You can eat the whole Chickpea as a sprout inkl its white roots and the thin sand coloured hulls that are fiber-rich.
Chickpea sprouts take 3-4 days from dry seed to sprout. It is important, that the root is 2-2,5 cm long for this sprout to be edible.
HOW TO GROW
ORGANIC CHICKPEA SPROUTS
Measure the amount of your organic Chickpeas. Each half SproutPearl tray needs 30 gram dry peas.
Soak the Chickpeas in fresh, cold, drinking water in a clean glass for 12 hours. Place it in shade in your kitchen.
Pour the Chickpeas into your SproutPearl seed tray after soaking and rinse with clean, cool water.
Put the seed tray into the SproutPearl and place it on your clean kitchen counter out of hot sun or cold draft.
Rinse your Chickpea sprouts every morning and evening until they are at your desired growth stage.
Your Chickpea sprouts are mature after 3-4 days or when they have a 2 – 2,5 cm long, white root.
TIPS FOR YOUR CHICKPEA
Your Chickpeas for sprouts will absorb their weight in water during soaking. Because of this, you need to submerse them in a glass with 1 part dry peas to 4 parts clean, cool drinking water.
The chickpeas will slowly turn a lighter shade of sand as they get filled with moist. After 12 hourd they should all be about twice as big and have a flat sound when you pour them into the SproutPearl.
If the sound i sharp, then the Chickpeas have not absorbed enough water.
BOIL CHICKPEA SPROUTS BEFORE EATING
Chickpeas are special in that they contain lechtins like all legumes, but they also contain a natural protein digestive blocking substance called trypsin inhibitor.
Trypsin inhibitors may cause stomach ache if you eat the Chickpea sprouts raw. The substances are lowered but not completely neutralized during the sprouting process.
To neutrilize them you should give the sprouted chickpeas a 3-5 minute boil just before eating them.