I've been feeding my girls a mixture of something like 95-99% wheat seed fodder with a little bit of chia, flax, and sunflower added for variety. The wheat is easy to work with, and increasing the "superfood" chia and flax seeds is highly problematic--they are mucilaginous seeds that really make successful sprouting without mold/spoilage difficult in higher concentrations. That's super frustrating, because I would LOVE to increase their Essential Fatty Acids the way I do my human and canine kids!
So, I want to increase healthy oils and protein for my girls, whose range is about to get cut very short, and their ability to get grubs, worms, and bugs is about to be severely restricted.
What I would *LOVE* is a chart that compares the protein, fat, and other nutrient contents of various *fodder* types (the usual--wheat, barley, but also legumes and others like clover, brassicas, alfalfa, rye, soy, oats, millet, lentils, peas, mung beans, black turtle beans, etc.). Note--FODDER nutritional information, not the nutritional information on the seeds themselves. But I can't find any such thing. Does anyone out there...
1. Have any information about the nutritional value of these various sprouted seeds/legumes?
2. Have any experience with switching to them or adding them to existing grain sprout-fodder projects? So, like if I try to sprout to fodder a cup of soy, am I going to run into unexpected problems like I did with the chia and flax? I doubt soy is mucilaginous, but...ya know. Unexpected problems are just that. Unexpected.
3. And yeah, I would be seeking out non-GMO, which could pose its own practical market availability problems, probably. Is that going to be a huge hurdle for any of these options?
Thanks for any suggestions!
Edited by vivaciouswoman - 4/1/16 at 2:30pm