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sprout up

to grow upward quickly, as do newly sprouted seedlings. The seeds sprouted up in the warm rains. Many of the newly planted seeds failed to sprout up on time.
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sprout wings

Fig. to behave so well as to resemble an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won't get into jail again. He was so good and helpful, I thought he would sprout wings.
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sprout up

v.
1. To emerge from the soil and grow rapidly: Weeds had sprouted up through the cracks in the pavement.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: Within a few years, strip malls had sprouted up across the county.
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sprout

n. a child. A little sprout came up and tried to sell me a ticket to a game.

sprout wings

1. tv. to die and become an angel. I’m not ready to sprout wings yet. I’ve got a few more years.
2. tv. to be so good as to become an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won’t get into jail again.
See also: sprout, wing
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Made with whole and sprouted grains, these items are convenient and flavorful additions to any meal.
Ingredients: 1 cup uncookedtruRoots Organic Sprouted Quinoa (4 cups cooked) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsps.
Of the three sprouters who disinfected their seeds, none were linked to cases, although they had used 32% of the lot L seed that was sprouted.
Fate of lot L alfalfa seeds Quantity Quantity Seed Sprouter (state) purchased (kg) sprouted (kg) disinfection Sprouter X (Washington) 909 860 None Sprouter Y (California) 1,818 1,750 None Sprouter E (Florida) 909 909 20,000 ppm Ca[(OCl).
2 cups 2-3 day sprouted sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon olive oil
This is also good with sprouted or toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
Investigation of pathogenic bacteria in sprouted seed products.
Microbiological safety evaluations and recommendations on sprouted seeds.
Thus, technical approaches to ensuring sprout safety may require several steps to remove pathogens from seeds both before they are sprouted and during the sprouting process.
The researchers eventually linked many earlier Newport cases in the central and eastern United States to consumption of sprouted seeds from the same Dutch source.
The food manufacturer is featuring several varieties of sprouted legumes on its website and in select stores.
Nature Sprouts has achieved something monumental with the introduction of our line of frozen sprouted legumes.
Sprouted grains are sought after by health enthusiasts seeking nutritional benefits - including increases in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Better For You Foods is developing a third variety of sprouted grain pizza, expected in markets this summer.
An FDA guidance document based on the scientific development, titled "Guidance for Industry: Sampling and Microbial Testing of Spent Irrigation Water During Sprout Production," became available in FY 2000, as did a more general guidance document on "Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Sprouted Seeds.