When news sources cited German-grown sprouts (from a single farm) as the cause of the E. coli outbreak I knew everyone using our sprouting methods would be safe. Why? Because in my book, “The Complete Guide to Successful Sprouting for Parrots”, I explain how to use GSE when sprouting for your birds and yourself.
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Use GSE When Sprouting
What is GSE? GSE is grapefruit seed extract – an all natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic liquid. In the book , “The Healing Powers of Grapefruit Seed”, the author documents numerous efficacy studies done on a wide range of bacteria, fungus and yeasts. These studies demonstrate that GSE has the capacity to produce the desired results when being used to eliminate these pathogens. E. coli is one of the bacteria GSE has killed. Even though the German-grown sprout seeds were organic the actual source of the E. coli contamination is still under investigation. This E-coli contamination is a localized event,
In Dublin, Ireland, Stephen Smith,a microbiologist at Trinity College explained that “E-coli bacteria can stick tightly to the surface of seeds … and can lay dormant for months.” (1) This is a key reason why it is best to grow your own sprouts right in the safety your own kitchen. Then you can control the quality of your sprouting blend and you can use GSE.
With the health and well-being of your birds in mind even though you are using sprouts from organic sources, why not play it safe – use GSE when growing your sprouts. And if you’re unsure of how to add GSE to your daily sprouting pick up a copy of , “The Complete Guide to Successful Sprouting for Parrots”, and you’ll have the complete guide to ensure you’re sprouting properly for your birds in your climate.
Our Complete Sprouting Kit provides you everything you need to succeed when sprouting for your birds. Including our signature sprouting blends that everyone is talking about. As our research continues, our sprouting blends are being shown to provide the foundational diet for preventing and healing numerous avian health ailments.
(1) Germany: Sprouts likely cause of E. coli outbreak. Associated Press, Kirsten Grieshaber. June 5, 2011.
We sell 2 oz bottles of liquid GSE at our online store.