The Sprouting Book: How to Grow and Use Sprouts to Maximize Your Health and Vitality by Ann Wigmore Book Review

July 10, 2009 by  
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128 pages

Ann Wigmore is the founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute of Boston, includes lists of seeds for sprouting, directions for maintaining a sprout garden (indoors and out) by various methods, and recipes for food and drinks from the harvest. Clear drawings complement the text.

This book was written for everyone who is interested in good nutrition at a low cost and with great taste, this highly practical and fully illustrated book provides readers with all the information necessary to start and maintain an indoor sprout garden. The book discusses a wide variety of sprouts and sprouting methods, explains the sprouts importance in a healthy diet and presents a wealth of simple and delicious recipes.


“Terrific! A wonderful book on sprouting for many a skill level. Getting started couldn’t be easier, as she provides several methods, along with helpful charts and recipes. Sprouting is a simple way to lead a nutritious lifestyle, and this book details the process quite well. (p.s. – the section on composting is an added bonus!)”

“Seriously, she was really a pioneer…and did many great things for others, unselfishly, to promote global health care. As to the book, another great Wigmore book with easy, clear and precise ideas one can readily put into motion…and soon be eating delicious sprouts all year long, using her funky recipes. If you’re a city-dweller, she also explains how-to for apartment living. Great book to offer to any beginning living-foods vegetarian you may know. Good investment. Reasonable price.”

J Brown

“Great book – lots of info on all types of sprouts – why to grow sprouts, how to and what to do with them – love the recipes. While i have done some sprouting – this book has certainly expanded my horizons. I’ve been experimenting with many different kinds of sprouts.”

Karen Davison


Sprouts The Miracle Food: The Complete Guide to Sprouting by Steve Meyerowitz Book Review

July 10, 2009 by  
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The Sproutman’s guide to indoor organic gardening shows you step by step, how to grow these delicious baby greens and mini-vegetables in just one week from seed to salad. This guide can make anyone a self sufficient gardener of sprouts that are bursting with concentrated nutrition. Sprouts the Miracle Food includes comprehensive nutrition charts, questions and answers, seed resources, illustrations, photo’s & Charts.


“Yes, as one person noted, the humor is sort of out of place. Bad puns throughout. I’m still giving it a 5/5 because it’s the most helpful sprout book I’ve seen.

Friends of mine recommended it to me – they have an attractive set-up of baskets of sprouts growing in little seed-germinator covered plastic trays. They are thrilled with the book, and we are excited about starting to sprout. We did sprouts years ago in jars, but this system is better.

Though the book could be more condensed, it’s still an easy read in a few hours. And where else is this vital information available in such thorough detail? If you are considering sprouting, you will find the information valuable.”


“This is a great book for a person who is interested in sprouting; it is very detailed and is truly full of very interesting and useful information. The book also helps to nullify a lot of the myth about toxins and hidden dangers in sprouts. The real dangers, in actuality, exist in cooked, processed, adulterated, toyed-with, sprayed, chemicalized, distorted foods (which our grocery shelves are full of). I am now 50 years old. Back in my youthful college days, I used to sprout a great deal, eating living foods exclusively. Though I stayed being a vegetarian, I got back into the cooked food craze… eating food like it was a drug for “taste” only. I work with the multiply handicapped and even though I am a teacher I have to do a lot of lifting (of adults who are not at all feather-weight). My arthritis (which runs in the family) was killing me, despite taking all kinds of natural and man made supplements. Getting back to live food was the answer I needed. Steve’s book was inspirational and very helpful. I should have never deviated from what was truly the most nutritious way to eat! Steve’s book is a priceless tool for anyone interested in sprouting… it has all kinds of neat tips and suggestions. I would not want Steve’s book, including his Kitchen Garden book… missing from my shelves! As Hippocrates said: “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”

Thomas P.