Creative Health Institutes Take On Proper Seed Storage

 

As raw living foodest practicing, Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle, we depended on sprouted seeds, to provide us with a host of powerful live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. We have found the best way to insure we have the best seeds is to grow and store our own, for future use. This is not always possible and so we still get the majority of our seeds from vendors.

If you are going to purchase seeds make sure the seeds have been carefully dried under proper conditions, before you use them, or store them for later use. Proper storing of your seeds will give them the best chance of germinating and giving you the highest quality sprouts and micro-greens. The great thing is storing seeds is easy to accomplish.

At Creative Health Institute we do not have the facilities to freeze or refrigerate our seeds, but luckily we use them so quickly we do not have the need to freeze or refrigerate them.

Our basic storage rule is to keep our seeds in a cool, dry, dark place where the temperature is between 55 and 70 degrees and the humidity is less then 70%. The lower the humidity, the better.

Most of you will be able to freeze or refrigerate your seeds. Freezing them will at least quadruple the life of your seeds and refrigerating them doubles their life.

With more than 39 years of experience we have a pretty good understanding of different seeds shelf lives.  I have designed the following chart that should provide you with a conservative estimate of the life of seeds that have been properly dried. Since we do not have the room for refrigerators and freezer your storage time could be from 2 to 4 times longer. If you have more questions, feel free to call Bobby as 866.426.1213.

 

                 SEED-NUT-GRAIN- MICRO GREENS

                                 STORAGE TIMES

Seads – Nuts – Beans

Years

Adzuki Beans

5

Alfalfa

4

Almonds

1

Amaranth

2

Amber Waves of Grain

2

Arugula

5

Barley Grass

2

Barley Sprouts

2

Broccoli Greens

5

Broccoli Sprouts

5

Buckwheat Groats

2

Buckwheat Lettuce

2

Cabbage – Green

5

Cabbage – Red

5

Cabbage Patch

5

Carrot

1

Celery Greens

2

Chia

5

Clover

4

Fennel

1

Fenugreek

5

Flax Greens

3

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Large

5

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Small

5

Garbanzo Beans – Black

5

Garbanzo Beans – Brown

5

Garlic

1

Garlic Chives

1

Hemp

5

Kale – Red Russian

5

Kale Dinasour

5

Kamut

2

Lentil – French

5

Lentil -White

5

Lettuce

2

Long Life Mix

5

Millet

5

Mung Beans

5

Mustard

5

Mustards Greens

5

Oat Grass

2

Oats

2

Oats and Groats

2

Pea – Green

5

Pea – Sweet

Pea Shoots

5

Pumpkin

1

Quinoa

2

Radish

5

Rye

2

Rye Grass

2

Sesame – Black

2

Sesame – Natural

2

Spelt

2

Spelt Grass

2

Sunflower Seeds

1

Sweet Pea

2

Wheat

2

Wheat Grass

2

 

Wishing all of our friends the healthiest life ever.

Robert Morgan ( Bobby)

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,Michigan 49094