Tony’s Sprouters-about Sprouts written in July 2012. www.SproutGrowers.com, Article written by Tony for the public to be more aware of the hazards and benefits of growing and eating sprouts.
For most of my life I have always told myself, and the public, how good it was to eat GREEN food. That is, ALL edible green food. This is especially so of what the public calls “Sprouts”.
The word “sprouts” has been widely misused. 99% of people believe those small 1 inch to 3 inch green stems coming out of the ground are the sprouts. But they are not sprouts. They are the plants. They are full of nutrients that are important to the human body to stay healthy along with ALL the other green plants available from our gardens. But they are still the plant.
A TRUE SPROUT is the baby which comes out of the seed the day it is born to life. It has a little white tail attached to it. At that moment of birth, 100% of the “God and Nature” given nutrients are in existence. During the birth cycle afterbirth also comes out with the birth of the baby. Afterbirth is what colors the water surrounding the babies just born. It is very visible if you use the common jar system in which to grow them.
At 35 years of age, when I started to read about nutrition in the public libraries in Toronto and Etobicoke, I learned that sprouts should be grown in Jars for simplicity. In fact almost any book you pick up today still states exactly the same thing. However the work to keep those baby sprouts both clean and healthy is more than most people want to endure. Ninety-nine percent of all people will give up using the glass-jar system because it is not convenient. People simply don’t have the time or are not that interested in doing the daily chore of washing the baby sprouts to eliminate any contamination from the afterbirth. The jar-method simply doesn’t work.
When I started growing sprouts, I did exactly what those books stated, every day for 3 years and in Jars. I grew them not because I just wanted healthy nutrition but because I HAD TO HAVE THE BEST NUTRITION. During those 3 years I experienced the daily chore of growing sprouts in a jar. It was not easy. And I, like others still think today, thought that I should let them grow 2 to 3 inches high to be of full value. I remember how each day, 3 to 5 times a day, I had to shake the jars back and forth to try to keep them from getting mouldy and forming a bad smell. There were times I gave up and wanted to quit. But because of my need for greater nutrition I continued.
I learned a lot during those 3 years. I became ill twice during that time. The second time my doctor recognized salmonella poisoning as a cause. I could not accept this nor could we pinpoint the source of the poisoning. But after telling him about everything I eat, it was suggested by the doctor that I look at the sprout growing that I did as the cause of my problem. That is the main reason why I changed to a more expensive sprout grower which claimed to eliminate 50% of the problem.
It was during those years I also read in a religious book that plants have afterbirth like humans and animals. I learned that afterbirth can contaminate the baby during the birth cycle and care had to be taken that the baby would not be soaked with the afterbirth. It should be kept apart as much as possible. That is not easily done. And that is why I came up with the screen above the water in my system.
After 3 years of using the jar system, I purchased a glass domed unit similar in appearance to the ones I sell today. That was 44 years ago. I paid $50.00 for that unit which by today’s dollar value would be approximately $130.00 or more. Most people would never spend that kind of money for a simple sprout grower. But I did. I used that system up until I was 70 yrs of age. During that time of growing and eating sprouts and plants I never got ill with any type of sickness. Generally now I do not even get headaches and colds. Please read my health report. – http://www.sproutgrowers.com/tonyshealth.htm
When the baby comes out of the mother seed or bean (the Womb) “God and Nature” give ALL nutrients to that baby that same day. It’s a miracle no one has ever thoroughly explained in any analysis in any book on earth. Then at the same time that birth takes place “Genetics come into place to direct that baby into its adult form. The baby says “I want to look like my mother and father” the same color, the same texture, etc. This is identical in ALL births of any living things on earth. As a result the baby now starts to define which nutrients it should keep and expand on and those that should be discarded as not important in life. That is why different nutrients dominate in different plants. That is why I developed the sprout grower I am promoting.
My passion for what I have created allows me to guarantee the products I sell to the public for life “unconditionally”. I want people to get healthy on something I know will make them healthy. Sprouts when born are given ALL the nutrients they will need. ALL means all the enzymes we know of today and all the proteins we know about. And if you walked into a vitamin store and read the names on those some 3000 different manufactured products you would learn that every one of them were derived from a green plant, placed into a pill, bottled or packaged in powder form, and then sold to the public as a cure. The nutrients in those packages have been analyzed by scientists. Your one-month supply is just the beginning of a lifetime of investments.
Generally the public do not want to work hard for their nutrients. A pill is convenient. That is why the Vitamin Stores have proliferated and succeeded in supplying the public with a simple alternative. But it is a very expensive and inadequate one.
We know that over 4000 enzymes all had their beginning in a green baby. The nuclei are in place. The same values are in place for proteins of which we know of 560 (according to articles I have read on the web). Every one of those 3000 different named vitamins on shelves in stores had to get their beginning in a baby sprout. Yet thousands of different supplements are an expense that most of the public cannot afford.
We know that Mung beans when sprouted are sweet in taste. They are part of the Pea family. MOST but not all people love them the best because of their taste and simplicity to grow. One pound of beans can supply a person with one month of vegetables more healthy than any other vegetables in the world (see study about sprouts at University of Ulster in my LINK section on my website). Most Mung beans now come from China. As this is a main vegetable grown in China they have very strict rules about growing methods. Farmers there are very careful to make sure they are Organically grown. In India there are not such rigid rules for the farming of Mung beans. I have been told that farmers in India are only paid from 1 cent to 5 cents per pound. Imagine 5 cents for one month of green vegetables at your table.
I inventory up to two tons of Mung beans at any one time to supply those persons that are now eating sprouts more than any other vegetable. I have never told anyone they should not eat baby plants grown in jars. That is their decision in the way they want to grow and eat them. However I tell everyone the consequences of growing them in a jar or similar methods and to be very careful with the fast growth of salmonella and mold on the sprouts. Most people DO NOT clean them properly when they grow them in jars. Ninety percent of the systems sold in stores produce salmonella. Yet people do not find that out until after they start using those sprouters. Incidentally, in India the most common methods are growing them on a wet towel or on a plate with water. Both these methods cause mold and salmonella growth resulting in sickness. Just think about what happens on a towel. The afterbirth is soaked up by the towel and then is also soaked up by the babies at the same time, causing growth of bad bacteria.
When purchasing Sprouts or small plants in a store you should know what kind of water they used to grow them with. Is it pure and clean ?. Do they change the water during the growth cycle ?. Do they test for bad bacteria count before they sell them to you ?.
I passionately believe that growing sprouts for health is something that should be taught to children at schools across the world. They can learn about life, nutrition, health, and learn skills of empathy, caring and nurturing along the way. To promote this, I offer every teacher that calls me personally a sprouter for their classroom, for free. Following the method of instruction with each unit, allowing the children to taste the life force in every bean, is an experience I believe will change their lives for the better. My name is Tony Hornick. I offer Tony’s Sprouter to you for your health.
Tutankhamen was an Egyptian pharaoh. Seeds and Beans were found in his tomb.
According to written reports some of the Mung beans sprouted when water was placed on them. It is amazing that mothers after 3300 years laying in a tomb can have babies. God and Nature is surely miraculous. We really have much to learn in life.
A Reflection on Life ( I was reminiscing and dreaming about my love life )
Every morning when I awake during these cold winter days I can see two black squirels in the trees next to the street which separates the apartment building in which I live from the Burlington Mall. The two squirels chase each other. Nudge each other. They don’t need an apartment heated like ours. They are happy with the very simplest things in life. Love and exorsize. Together and happy. We can learn from them.
A few months later in the Spring of 2009
One lonely squirl sat on a ledge next to my Flower garden which I planted. He was alone. Every morning I would see him alone from my bedroom window. He would look into the trees. He would look to the left and to the right. What happened to his mate? It was waiting and looking all over the yard and the trees. But its mate did not come and then– After 2 weeks I no longer saw the squirl. What happened ? Did its mate get run over by a car ?. Did it die of old age ? Did it leave to go looking for another mate in another area. It looks so lonely. I’ll wait. I do hope it finds another mate.
I will wait and see. .
It is now mid July. Finally this morning I saw my little friend, by himself sitting in the midle of the colorful flowers , looking all over. His mate was not with him. He was alone. I know how he must feel.
It is August 3rd.2009
I saw the black squirel today looking for food. Then a few minutes later I also saw another gray squirel running arround the yard. They were not together. Is this a future mate ?.
Its the beginning of September, The same GREY squirel is now playing every day with the black squirel. I can only asume it has now found a mate., Wonderful.
Now it is winter. I see the black squirrel running and scrumaging for food. It’s mate is probably in their nest. Perhaps having babies ?? We will see in the spring