For decades now, Sproutman is synonymous with, well, sprouts! Most dedicated sprouters will know this name and the high quality seeds and products Sproutman is known for but they may not know how it all began. And that is a story worth sharing!
Steve “The Sproutman” Meyerowitz, struggled with asthma, eczema, and psoriasis from an early age. Dissatisfied with the pills and creams he had tried, he decided to turn to his diet. He dove into vegetarianism, raw food, food combining, proper hydration, and juicing long before they were trendy (he wrote 11 books in the course of his lifetime on those subjects). But what made the biggest impact were sprouts." -Sproutman.com
Steve Meyerowitz was sharing this passion for health long before it was considered cool or trendy. Steve was pronounced “Sproutman®” by Vegetarian Times Magazine in a 1979 feature article that explored the why’s and wherefores of his 100% sprout diet. While over 2 decades time, most diets change, Steve was still a big “believer” in healthy diet and lifestyle.
Steve got interested in natural foods after a 20-year effort to correct chronic allergies and asthma with conventional medicine. He made dramatic changes in his diet and within two months of eating a strict “living foods,” vegetarian diet, his lifelong symptoms vanished. He continued to practice a 100% raw foods diet (nothing cooked, packaged, canned, frozen, or processed) for five years.
Steve’s innovative kitchen gardening techniques and the cuisine he developed from them, gave rise to a “School for Sprouts.” He began teaching indoor gardening 12 stories above the streets of New York City. He called his no-cooking school, The Sprout House, since so much of his cuisine included vegetables from his kitchen garden-sprouts. Steve invented two home sprouters, The Flax Sprout Bag and a tabletop greenhouse called, Sproutman’s Kitchen Garden Salad Grower. He also supplied his growing kits and a full line of organic sprouting seeds via mail order." -FoodMatters
Steve “The Sproutman” Meyerowitz wrote a plethora of books during his lifetime. I keep three close at hand and they are well thumbed indeed! My favorite titles are Sprouts The Miracle Food, Wheatgrass - Nature's Finest Medicine and Juice Fasting & Detoxification.
Truth be known, it was that last book that started me on my fasting journey all those many years ago! Thank you Sproutman! Does anyone have a photo of Steve in his sprout-jacket in New York? I cannot find one!!
I have been using their sprouting bags for all my mung bean sprouts for years and though I have tried many, many different growing trays - nothing beats a Sproutman Sprout Bag!!
I highly recommend you try them for all your bean sprouting needs. The yield is plentiful and always very healthy, having received optimal light, air and hydration with the magic bag!