Recently we taught a food storage class for the Civil Defense Volunteers of Utah and discovered that there is some controversy over whether or not grains stored with an oxygen absorber will retain the ability to sprout. Sprouting may be vital to good nutrition in a survival scenario because it produces critical nutrients such as Vitamin C. In honor of our friends, we conducted this experiment.
Will wheat stored long term with an oxygen absorber remain viable for sprouting? In our experiment, both samples of wheat that were stored with an oxygen absorber sprouted quite nicely.
The photo evidence in the video conclusively debunks the myth that oxygen absorbers inhibit sprouting. Oxygen absorbers create the perfect environment for storing wheat for both grinding and sprouting.
To learn more visit the post that this video was based on:
Super Survival Sprouts: Powerful Nutrition from Your Stored Wheat https://theprovidentprepper.org/super-survival-sprouts-powerful-nutrition-from-your-stored-wheat/
Links to purchase sprouting supplies:
Sprouting lids for canning jars: https://amzn.to/2LiZXjW
Sprouting lids with stainless steel sprouting stands: https://amzn.to/2ZThQZx
Sprouting trays: https://amzn.to/2ZRm4RK
Seed Sprouter Tray for wheat grass: https://amzn.to/2GQsnMr
Assorted Seeds for Sprouting: https://amzn.to/2VL4pf0
#10 cans of hard wheat:
The best place I have found to purchase hard wheat in a #10 can for storage is through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Visit ChurchofJesusChrist.org and go to the online store or you can purchase them at an LDS Home Storage Center near you.
Auguson Farms is also a good resource for purchasing grains for long term storage: http://bit.ly/2WkXk1Z
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Shelf-Life of Vitamin Supplements in a Survival Food Supply
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