“Sprouted Seeds” are a very healthy food for birds. This should be served to birds 1-2 times a week, 2-3 times a week during breeding. Unlike soft food & eggfood, sprouted seeds can be kept in the cage for a much longer time, 6-9 hours depending on the weather. If also has much more nutritional value than softfood & eggfood.
Ingredients – black beans, black eyed peas, mung beans, lima beans, black gram, chickpeas (other seasonal seeds etc.
1) Place some sprouting seeds in a glass jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight or 10-12 hours.
2) Drain the water from the jar. Rinse seeds in fresh, lukewarm water and drain again. For well drained seeds/spouts, lay jar at an angle in a warm (70ºF), dark place.
3) Rinse and drain seeds twice a day. In hot and dry weather, you may need to rinse the seeds three times a day. In very humid weather, the seeds should be kept in a dry place. Turn jar over gently. Overturning the jar rapidly will cause shifting in the sprouting seeds. This can break the tender shoots and kill the spout. This breakage causes the sprout to spoil. Sprouts should be ready to eat in 3-5 days, depending on the seed used. Put in sunlight during the last day to add chlorophyll.
4) Soak in Bragg Apple Cider vinegar for 5 minutes before serving to eliminate bacteria, fungus & add helpful enzymes, mineral & vitamins. If ACV is not available then soak in hot water for 5 minutes, wash in fresh water & serve.
5) can be stored in the refrigerator for next 48 hours. Must wash well in ho water before serving. If there is a strong sour smell then it can not be used.