I recently got my sprouts on. I have a set of Sprouting Jars and its been a while since I sprouted so I thought a Spring sprout was needed. The variety of seeds I am using is a 3 part mix of Alfalfa, Radish and Broccoli. So they are a much small sprout than the Mung bean sprouts you typically find in the vegetable section at the grocery store.
I added 1/4 cup of seeds to my jar and then 4 cups of warm water which you soak for 6-8 hours. After the 6-8 hours you just drain the water and rinse the seeds and then store in a warm dark location for 3 days. You must rinse the seeds two to three times per day during the sprouting cycle.
The easy straining caps makes it convenient to strain fresh water to the sprouts.
This little amount of seeds will produce a huge amount of sprouts.
Here are my sprouts after only one day. I rinsed them twice and left out on the counter to soak up some sun for an hour, that seems to help green up the sprouts. It is recommendation but is not necessary.
Here are my sprouts on day two. Wow, this is going to be a huge amount of sprouts.
Here are my sprouts on day three. They are ready to be strained, stored and consumed.
Just soaking in water and gently swishing around does a good job of getting the hulls to float up.
Sprouts are ready to be served.
My all time favorite way to eat them is on a piece of pita bread with hummus.
Basic Sprouting Instructions:
How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar
Growing sprouts in a jar is easy. Here’s how to do it:
- Place one to two tablespoons of seeds in your jar, and cover with approximately two inches of warm water. Let this sit 6-8 hours or overnight depending on the sprouting seed you are using.
- Drain the water, using a sprouting jar with the draining lid or just use a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
- Rinse the seeds by adding water the jar, swishing the seeds around, and draining.
- Repeat twice a day, every day until your sprouts are the desired size. This will take anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the variety of sprout you’re growing. Sprouts are best when they’re still fairly small and just starting to turn green.
- Store your sprouts in a covered bowl or food storage bag with a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture. Use the sprouts within a week.
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