ORGANIC CHINA ROSE RELISH
HOW TO SPROUT CHINA ROSE RADISH SEEDS:
- Rinse and soak the Radish seeds in clean water for 5-6 hours.
- Drain and rinse the seeds and put in your sprouting tray or jar.
- Rinse the seeds daily.
- The sprouts should be ready for consumption within five days.
- Brassicas have microscopic roots . They are called root hairs and are most visible just before rinsing when the sprouts are at their driest. When you rinse, the root hairs will collapse back against the main root - becoming invisible to you. These root hairs can look like mold - but they are not.
- China Rose can also be sown as a microgreen.
HOW TO GROW CHINA ROSE MICROGREENS FROM SEED:
- Sprinkle the China Rose seeds over a tray of compost and press down gently.
- Cover with a fine layer of compost.
- It is advisable to use a micro biologically tested compost to ensure there is no pathogens present.
- Keep the compost moist – be careful not to over water though!
- Should be ready in about 10-15 days.
USING CHINA ROSE SPROUTS IN YOUR COOKING
Like other sprouts, the China Rose sprout can be eaten fresh from your sprouter for a quick, tasty and healthy snack. They are very attractive with heart shaped leaves and delicate rose pink stems. Radish sprouts are a very common ingredient in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, where they are eaten raw, simmered in soup, or used in sushi. They are rich in many vitamins and minerals. China Rose sprouts are perfect for adding texture and crunch to a variety of different preparations. Use to add a pop of colour to salads or as a garnish when finishing dishes.
A slightly milder flavor than red radish sprouts which have a strong taste of fresh summer radishes.
You can let the sprouts continue to grow for 2-3 days after they have unfolded their little leaves before you eat them. The longer cultivation time makes them milder in taste.
All radish sprouts form root hairs. This is white, branched roots, which look like mold to confusion. You can see the cotton looking roots from after only 2-3 days of germination.
The entire root and the rest of the sprout is edible and full of flavor. Only rinse the hulls from the sprouts before eating as the hulls are bitter.
A, B, C, E and K
Copper, Magnesium, Folate, Phosphorus, Manganese
3% – measured in relation to sprouts consisting of 75% water
radish sprouts are 11 cm from root to top of the small curved leaves. This makes them a little higher than Alfalfa sprouts. The roots are the same length. The roots and the bottom of the stem is white. The stem is the pink/rose from the middle up, while the leaves are a beautiful pink/green.
If your leaves are colorless because the sprouts have been grown too dark, you can place the sprouter in a little brighter place. In the course of a single day the leaves will be full of color.
NUTRITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE CHINA ROSE SPROUT:
- Also rich in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Amino Acids, Sodium
- During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bioavailable. The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increase during the sprouting process.
- China Rose sprouts contain glucoraphanin and a variety of enzymes that are currently being studied for their ability to inhibit cancer cell growth.
Cert. Org. IE-ORG-03