Friday, August 30, 2013

Where do you get your nutrients and enzymes?

I'm writing this post to see if there is a market for corn-free dehydrated sprouts. I am growing sprouts for our personal use and wondered if anyone would be interested in buying dehydrated sprouts from a corn- and chemical-free producer.

One of the main obstacles in our efforts to recover our health is the lack of chemical-free and corn-free produce. I fear the produce we can tolerate tends to be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals which have been depleted from the soil. In our quest to add more raw veggies to our diet (to combat acidity), I found sprouts. I believe that sprouts are the answer for the chemically sensitive and corn allergic community, but there is no source (that I have found) for sprouts that have been grown using only Berkey water and packaged to be corn-free. I'm designing a process right now that would allow me to grow and dehydrate sprouts (at a low enough temperature to preserve enzymes and nutrients) on a fairly large scale.

My question: Is there any market for the product I want to sell? Please take a minute to complete the poll in the sidebar.


  1. I'd want to taste test them. I've never had them, and I can get nutrients other ways. So for me it would be a portable diet addition. less interested in grinding them up, more interested in eating them as is.

    If you also want to get into seasoning them as a "ready edible" - like sunflower sprout "chips" with different corn-free flavors.. then I think I'd be a lot more interested.

    I can't do bean sprouts or a lot of other veggies, so cross-contamination would be a concern as well.

  2. My idea is to have videos of the process for full transparency. I will be doing this the same way we have been wanting someone else to do things. One of the reasons I don't want to offer ground sprouts is the issue of cross contamination - grinders are extremely hard to clean. I season them for us, but if I tried to offer seasoned sprouts, I would have to involve a third party (e.g., I don't grow black peppercorns and cayenne is a nightshade which opens another can of worms)which increases the likelihood of cross contamination. Part of my design deals with the issue of cross contamination of seed sprouts with bean sprouts, etc. I think it would be a good idea to offer sample bags for interested parties so I am including that expense in my business plan.