Why you should be starting to grow your own sprouts right now!
- It is super easy.
- It is super cheap.
- Sprouts are probably the most tasty raw vegetable source of high content protein!
- They aid your digestion and boost your immune system.
- Sprouted seeds are no longer acid for your internal pH and provide the highest bioavailability of their nutrients in their sprouted form.
- Sprouts are full of alive energy.
- It is simply beautiful to watch them grow…
What to sprout:
- Basically pretty much anything that would grow into a small plant if you planted it into soil. For your easy start: mung beans, green lentils and alfalfa seeds.
How to sprout:
The fancy way: you can buy a sprouting jar or similar.
The easy way: add your desired amount of sprouts into a soup bowl and cover with water for a few hours. Transfer into a sieve and let the water drop off. Put the moist sprouts into a glass jar, covering it lightly with a paper towl. Let sit in daylight in a warm spot till the next day.
Some sprouts will already start to grow! Others may take a few days.
Day 2: transfer your sprouts back into a sieve and wash gently. Back in the glassjar, letting them grow more. Always cover your jar to prevent dirt to invade your sprouts.
Depending on the temperature and type of sprouts you are growing, it can take 3-5 days until they are ready to eat.
Once your sprouts have reached the desired growth (I usually wait until the tip of the sprout gets a bit green), close your glass jar with a lid and put it in the fridge. Eat within 2-3 days. If you intend to keep them longer in the fridge, make sure you wash them every day or so. I have kept sprouts up to 10 days.