posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 01:26 AM
Originally Posted by BlackSnake: Nice thread op-but allow me to point something out. Any plant that is supposedly high in a mineral, do not believe
it. A plant can make protein, fat sugar and vitamins. But they cannot make minerals, or the actual things on the periodic table of elements.
Zinc,magnesium etc. They grab that from the ground. If the soil has any left to take. In this day and age of commercial farming with commercial
fertilizers,I would be willing to bet that most plants do not have the mineral content that they used to have. Eat your chickpeas,enjoy...but make
sure you take a good multi mineral.
BlackSnake: I do apologise, you are quite right about your comments re poor nutrients in soils, but I was specifically referring to the cultivation
of chickpeas, didn’t explain that too well, where the ideal cultivation is a poor soil, see quote below with a link
Planting and Site for Chickpeas: Chickpeas need a well-drained soil with full sun. The ideal is a relatively poor soil, as high levels of
nutrients encourage lush growth, prone to developing mildews and related diseases. Avoid heavy clays or shady sites. Unlike many crops chick peas
don’t need a very fine seedbed and appear to germinate more readily on roughly cultivated soil.
However your assumption that my post and quote contains references to “people who live and thrive by breath alone” is incorrect. If you are
referring to the practices of ‘Breatherians’ I can’t comment, not having studied it, but comments from the internet describe it as a dangerous
I have posted this article here in the hope that someone will appreciate and benefit from an alternative way of consuming not only
chickpeas/beans/seeds by sprouting them, whereby the nutritional content expands considerably. A no cooking method which can then be made into hummus.
For those interested there’s a website here
with lots of information.