They say that variety is the spice of life, and here at Take Back The Farm we couldn't agree more! That's why we do our best to bring you lots of choice when it comes to your urban farming journey. Whether you choose sprouts or microgreens, you should have a wide of selection of flavours and textures to choose from. Currently, we are pleased to bring you an incredible 30 different varieties of sprouting seed! Some are blends, and some are singular - choose what works best for you and your needs!
Adzuki beans have a very meaty, almost sweet flavour, which makes them a very rich addition to any soup or stew. Containing vitamins A, B, C, and E, and with a protein content of almost 25%, they're also an excellent choice for the health-conscious foodie. Their beautiful bright colour makes them particularly appealing for visual cooks.
Alfalfa has a mild flavour and crunchy texture, making it a wonderful addition to salads and sandwiches (or, of course, by itself!). Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, as well as vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, alfalfa nourishes the body across the spectrum, and is particularly nutritious when freshly harvested.
Ancient Eastern Blend
This variety has a bit of a spicy kick to it! Containing seeds used for centuries for their nutritional value, it contains vitamins B and C, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and amino acids. Ancient Eastern Blend is made up of fenugreek, lentils, adzuki beans, and mung beans.
Arugula has a very zesty and nutty flavour that makes it a wonderful addition to salads or sandwiches that need a bit of "oomph"! Containing antioxidants as well as all essential amino acids, arugula helps to cleanse the body of toxins and promote well-being! It is a very fast grower, and is also mucilaginous.
Chia tastes a bit like a poppy seed; it is small and crunchy! Popular as the "fur" of inanimate pets ("Chia Pets"), it has a surprising nutritional value that matches its level of fun. Containing between 20% and 25% protein, it has antioxidants and all essential amino acids, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, and potassium. Chia must not be soaked, as it is mucilaginous.
Black Oil Sunflower
Nutty and tender, sunflowers are suitable for bread, cookies, other desserts and smoothies. They are a very quick sprout (as both sprouts and microgreens) and can be eaten in food, like mentioned, or straight from your sprouter of choice! Containing vitamins A, B, C, and E, and with a protein content of 25%, this is a nutritional snack that's sure to please.
With a mild beet-like flavour and a crunchy texture, quinoa makes a wonderful addition to a salad. Quinoa is actually a pseudograin that was considered sacred by the ancient Incas, and it's no wonder - it tastes heavenly! Full of vitamins A, B, C, and E, and with a protein content of 15%, quinoa makes a light and healthy choice as a snack or side dish.
This sprout has a mild, cabbage-like flavour with a bit of tang to it. Famous for its antioxidant properties, this veggie's sprouts contain almost 50 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli! If that wasn't amazing enough, it is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, amino acids and antioxidants. Broccoli sprouts should be a staple in any healthy diet! The seed is mucilaginous.
Broccoli Brassica Blend
Crunchy texture and a mild taste, this blend works best in leafy salads or in a light sandwich. Taking its name from the Brassica genus to which all its seeds belong, it is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that boost cell repair and promote healthy living. This mix contains arugula, broccoli, mustard and radish, and is mucilaginous.
This is a very tangy, crispy sprout! Also known as rapini, it's actually not related to broccoli at all, but to turnips! Popular in the Mediterranean as a cooking ingredient, it's a great addition to pastas and salads. Contains vitamins A and C.
Sweet and nutty, these are easily the most eye-catching of the lentils! Also known as masoor dal in India, and thought to have originated in that country, it is naturally very popular in many Asian recipes and is slowly gaining popularity in the West. Crimson lentils are an excellent source of folate, manganese, thiamin, iron, phosphorus, copper, and vitamins B and C. With its beautiful rich hues, this is an attractive option for visual cooks.
Crunchy Bean Mix
This variety definitely lives up to its name - it's all about the crunch! It makes a wonderful ingredient to homemade stir-fries and hummus, and is equally as good taken straight from the sprouter. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, niacin, folate, manganese, and amino acids, it's nutritional as well as palatable. This mix contains garbanzos, lentils, and peas.
This sprout has a fresh and zingy flavour that makes it perfect in appetizers and sandwiches! Also known as "pepper grass", curly cress is a quick grower, so you don't have to wait long until you can satisfy your craving for its slightly spicy kick! Loaded with all essential amino acids and antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E, curly cress packs a nutritional wallop to match its flavour. The seed is mucilaginous.
What these sprouts lack in size, they make up for in flavour! Each radish sprout has the flavour of a fully grown radish. Imagine what a handful tastes like! With a protein content between 30% and 35% and rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, amino acids, and antioxidants, this spicy treat is sure to add "oomph" to your salads! When ready to harvest, the sprout is particularly beautiful.
Fenugreek's taste is spicy with a slight touch of bitter, which means that it often pairs best with a fairly sweet dressing. While this sprout is best known as a spice, it is actually part of the legume family! Easy to grow and very nutritious, it is an excellent sprout for women to snack on due to containing phyto-nutrients - essential for women's health! Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Sporting a slightly spicy flavour, flax is perhaps one of the most versatile sprouts out there! Used to create linseed oil, clothing, and even to decorate homes as an ornament, if you can think it up, flax has done it! Nutritious and delicious, it makes an excellent addition to breads (especially when combined with sunflowers!).
Perhaps the best known of the lentils, this sweet yet peppery sprout is perfect for sweet and savoury dressings, and is also a big hit in soups. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, and amino acids, French lentils make a wonderful addition to essentially any dish, or simply plucked from the sprouter. Easy to grow, they are often considered the most beautiful of the lentils.
Easily the most recognizable of the peas, it tastes somewhat sweet, and is perhaps enjoyed freshly picked. Contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and amino acids. Its rich green colour makes it a favourite addition to many sprout blends.
This chewy rich grain is a patented US product, but it is believed to be a variety of the ancient wheat known as Khorasan. The seed is very tender, and it grows much larger than wheat! With a protein content of 15% and full of calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and amino acids, the nutrition content alone explains why this historic grain is making a comeback!
With a fresh and sweet flavour and crunchy texture, the mung bean is very popular in Asian food culture. In fact, it is the most consumed sprout on Earth! Containing vitamins A, B, C, and E, and with a protein content of 20%, it adds a great amount of nutritional value to dishes. Keep these sprouts in the dark, otherwise they will become bitter.
Sweet, sweet, sweet! That's the only apt description of our popcorn shoots. These tender sprouts do best when light is withheld, and their intense flavouring will reward you! Loaded with vitamins A, B, C, and E, popcorn will slake your sugar craving while keeping you healthy.
This hot and spicy sprout is a great addition to spice up a regular sandwich or salad. Spice lovers rejoice! A great source of protein and vitamins A, B, and C, this blend is sure to be just the thing to please that hot sauce lovin' person in your life.
With a mild flavour and crunchy texture, clover is particularly delicious salads and sandwiches (or, of course, straight from the sprouter!). Though similar to alfalfa, clover's leaves are a different shade of green, and it is an easier harvester due to shedding its hulls more efficiently. Contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K and a protein content of 35%.
With a strong taste and chewy texture, rye is certain to leave a distinct impression! Popular in breads, it doubles as a unique addition to salads and stir-fries. Rich in vitamins B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus and amino acids, this rich, quick seed is perfect for adults and children alike.
This blend was aptly named - it is perhaps the best suited sprout for your sandwiches! Combining a fresh, crunchy texture with a mild-with-a-kick flavour, it's sure to get people asking for your recipe. Nutritionally sound, it contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, so you can enjoy it over and over without worry! This is a mix of red clover, alfalfa, daikon radish, and mustard.
Speckled peas combine a slightly sweet and slightly bitter flavour with a fresh, crunchy texture. They are perfect to pluck from the sprouter, but are equally delicious in a salad. Full of beautifully subtle colour shades when sprouted or grown as a microgreen, they are sure to delight the eyes and the palate! Contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, and has a protein content of 25%.
Spicy Lentil Crunch
This blend is a wonderful mix of hot and spicy and mild and savoury! It's sure to tickle your taste buds when enjoyed with a sandwich. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, it packs a powerhouse of nutrition to go with its distinct flavouring! This mix contains lentils, daikon radish, alfalfa, red clover, and mustard.
Perhaps the first of the blends that is delightful as a salad all of its own, this mild and crunchy mix is simply divine when combined with a sweet and savoury dressing. Easy to grow, it is extremely nutritious, being rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folate, manganese, thiamin, amino acids, and antioxidants. This mix contains broccoli, daikon radish, red clover, and alfalfa.
Perhaps the most famous of all, wheatgrass is truly everything that it's hyped up to be. This purifying drink is nutritious, although the taste has often been compared to how freshly mown grass smells. Still, the nutrient content of this sprout, when juiced, most assuredly rejuvenates the body. Chock full of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and amino acids, we're sure you'll agree that wheatgrass packs quite a nutritional punch!
This sweet tasting pea is a very pretty shade of yellow that grows slightly darker after it has been soaked. Suitable as a snack all of its own, it does equally well as a side dish, or as an appetizer. Contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and some amino acids. The lovely hue of the sprout would make it a wonderful addition to a visual cook's kitchen.