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sprout

 (sprout)
v. sprout·ed, sprout·ing, sprouts
v.intr.
1. To begin to grow; give off shoots or buds.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: businesses that sprouted along the highway.
v.tr.
To allow or cause to come forth and grow: He sprouted a mustache.
n.
1. Young plant growth, such as a bud or shoot.
2. Something resembling or suggestive of a sprout, as in rapid growth: "a tall blond sprout of a boy" (Anne Tyler).
3. sprouts
a. The young shoots of plants such as alfalfa and soybean, usually eaten raw.
b. Brussels sprouts.

[Middle English spruten, from Old English -sprūtanin āsprūtan, to sprout forth); see sper- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to growsprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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Sour cherries, cherries, goji berries, tomatoes, chillies, fenugreek, white or black mustard seeds, sprouted seeds, corn, rice, and lupin (often available in bean form or as a flour/ protein) provide melatonin.
An old trick is to lay a board over each new sowing until the seeds start to sprout; if you try it, keep checking and remove the board as soon as you find the first sprouted seeds.
Foods that can pose a risk of listeriosis include pre-cut melons, cold salads, raw seafood and smoked salmon, unpasteurised milk products, sprouted seeds and raw mushrooms, the New South Wales Food Authority said.
Plant the sprouted seeds 2.5cm deep in a sunny sheltered spot in enriched, fertile soil that has been warmed by cloches or crop covers - and pot up a few replacement plants.
Although they are not commonly eaten in the first place, the seeds or sprouted seeds from these relatives of the mustard plant will generally also cause an allergic reaction in a mustard-allergic individual.
Raw foodists believe that the nutrients in fresh, organic vegetables and fruits and other "living" foods such as sprouted seeds, nuts, grains and beans provide our bodies with the means to thrive, not just survive.
Their lavishly, lusciously illustrated Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes (Chronicle, $40, 368 pages, ISBN 9781452126463) explores this universe and offers adventurous home chefs the chance to learn to make everything from scratch-vegetable powders, spice mixtures, cheeses, sprouted seeds, grains and nuts, infused oils, vinegars, preserves, pickles, syrups, stocks and more.
The adjustable fixtures are better still: You can start them a couple of inches above the newly sprouted seeds and raise them as your plants grow.
The mean value of moisture content in un-sprouted seeds was 9.75% which increased to 62.67% in sprouted seeds after 120 h sprouting time.
Micro-greens are actually sprouted seeds that are about to come out with their true leaves.
Show how plants start from sprouted seeds. Help them sow some large seeds in pots - radishes and marigolds, for example - so they can experience the birth of a plant close up.
Captivate[TM] O104 is designed to meet the increasing need to rapidly test fresh sprouted seeds for the presence of E.coli O104.