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PaulSloth

Hi, I'm Paul Sloth

I work in Outpost’s marketing department. I like to use what skills I have to spread the word about Outpost Natural Foods. On the greatest of days, this involves trudging through a farm talking with one of our many vendors. On really good days, this...
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Paul Sloth

It ain't easy being green

In the Aisles
By Paul Sloth on December 20, 2011

It’s been nearly 20 years since I ate my first sunflower sprout. I can’t pinpoint the time or day, but I can remember, with 100-percent certainty, the year. Not only that, but I remember how I ate them … on a salad. How’s that for innovative?
For a guy who grew up in a meat-and-potatoes kind of home, eating sprouts was a radical departure from what my family considered normal.
At that point in my life, my experience with sprouts was limited. Sure, I’d eaten alfalfa sprouts, but sunflower sprouts were different. It’s a stretch to call the experience an epiphany, I mean they’re sprouts.
I love sprouts, but they don’t lend themselves to vivid and colorful descriptions. They are not sensual and they aren’t complicated. They’re green. Heck, I’m pretty sure they even taste green. Not grass-like green, which would be bad, but healthy green, which is good. Sure, there’s a hint of sunflower taste and someone might try to be clever and describe them as earthy, maybe nutty
I went a long time without finding a steady supply of sprouts, until I had some from Milwaukee’s Growing Power a few years ago. Somewhere along the way, sprouts became micro greens.
Nowadays, when I buy sprouts, usually sunflower sprouts, I buy them from Outpost. Outpost gets sprouts from a few suppliers besides Growing Power, like Sweetwater Organics.  There’s a whole world of sprouts out there though (pea, onion, broccoli, mung bean, etc.).
Apparently, you can grow your own, but I haven’t tried that yet, maybe I will some day. Until then, I will continue buying my sprouts at Outpost.


Want to know why the call sunflower sprouts a super food? Learn about it here.
Did you know someone wrote a thorough history of sunflowers? If you have the time, it's here for the reading.

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