Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Here is a quick update on sprouting your own sprouts – it works! In about 3-4 days, the little sprout seeds grow into fresh sprouts – at a fraction of the cost of store-bought sprouts.

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fullsizerender-41Plus you can decide what sort of sprouts you’re in the mood for – there are so many more options than regular alfalfa or bean sprouts. I picked up a bag of broccoli sprout seeds on amazon – and to start your sprout garden, all you need are these sprouts screens and a mason jar.

As I mentioned in my last post, broccoli sprouts are where it’s at – packed with healthy cancer-and-depression-fighting nutrients and a pungent radish-like spiciness.

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Let’s get sprouting!

  1. Start with 2 tablespoons of seeds in a 32oz mason jar.
  2. I use 2-screens to keep the seeds from coming out. Put the screens over the opening and secure with the outer part of the mason jar lid.
  3. Soak the seeds in water overnight, 8-12 hours.
  4. In the morning, dump out the water, rinse with cold water, and place propped up in a clean colander.
  5. Rinse them 2x per day, for 3-4 days, until your sprouts are as big as you’d like.
  6. Keeping them draining properly is very important – you don’t want moisture to get stuck – fungus and mold can easily grow with your sprouts.
  7. For this reason, cleanliness is also very important. Make sure your mason jar, lid, and screens are all washed well before starting your sprouting.

 

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