This sprouting mix developed and formulated by Origins Wild Diet foods is a simple and easy way to enrich your bird's diet!
Sprout until the seeds, grains, and legumes barely show a tail for the most amount of nutrition. This is when the digestive enzyme "amylase" is at its highest content. Amylase is the digestive enzyme necessary for the breakdown of starches. Since birds do not produce amylase in their mouth (beak), it is very important that seeds, legumes, and grains are sprouted correctly.
Or, you can continue to grow your seedlings into "tender greens." Tender greens are low in tough cellulose insoluble fiber (the kind they cannot properly digest) and high in hemicellulose soluble fiber (the kind that is good and gentle to their digestive tract).
Delicious-Nutritious Basic Sprout Mix - 16oz
It's best to sprout just until you can barely see the "tail." At this time amylase, the digestive enzyme that helps break down starch is most abundant in the sprout.
Seeds in 16 ounces of Delicious-Nutritious Mix:
- Organic mung beans
- Organic radish seed
- Organic green lentils
- Organic peas
- Organic sunflower seed (high in B vitamins and zinc)
- Organic quinoa
- Organic brown mustard seed
- Organic yellow mustard seed
One of the most economical and fun ways to introduce sprouts and "tender greens" into your bird's healthy, raw, organic diet!