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

July 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Sprouting Books, The Sprouting Book

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