Ok, I checked some more sources on the mineralcontent and John's suggestion about
the water seems to be the solution. Ann Wigmore in "The Sprouting Book" points to
the rinsing water as the cause of the increase. Douglas point on a better
availability of minerals in organic soils in the later stage of plant growth may
explain the other differences.
So, though transmutations may happen in seeds, this is most likely not the case on
> If I had a laboratory I would have done this reseacrh myself long ago. However,
> I do not and I do not have the resources to ask other reserachers to do it for
> me. (the tests may be cheap, their fees are not). I already agreed with Douglas
> remark that more research is needed.
> Nevertheless, the data I give, even though coming from different sources are not
> so inconsistent. The German data also include vitamins and amino-acids which I
> did not put in the message but which compare very well with the figures I have
> from US researches.
> All the data are the averages of a good amount of samples.
> The only real inconsistency I see is in the amount of magnesium in dehydrated
> wheat grass which decreased where the other minerals strongly increased, but
> there may be a explanation for this that I am unaware of. Why would different
> production systems not produce differences in seedcomposition/seedhealth? As we
> all know, seeds are living organisms which are influenced by their environment
> just like human beings.
> "Wilson, Dale" wrote:
> > wytze,
> > > I made a mistake to use the word alchemy. What exactly causes
> > > the increase of minerals is not clear to me either.
> > > Unfortunately I do not have any further details on the tests...
> > Alchemy may be the proper term! Posting this stuff without checking the
> > details misleads people.
> > > I have an analysis of a German laboratory of sprouted wheat
> > > (I think 3-4 days). I also looked up the figures from the USDA
> > > FNIC on wheatgrains, which give the data of 6 different wheats...
> > This mineral increase claim is probably spurious information generated by
> > cobbling together data from diverse sources, just like the supposed changes
> > in mineral content of produce across years and production systems.
> > Research to study mineral content of sprouted vs unsprouted seeds would be
> > easy and cheap, but it has to be done with local controls to avoid all kinds
> > of confounding.
> > Dale
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