Grow Your Own Sprouts

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Sprouts are a crunchy, delicious way to add extra nutrition to a meal. A cup of bean sprouts, for example, delivers over 100% of your recommended daily Vitamin C requirements. The good news is that you can grow your own sprouts easily.

What you need

1 jar with a wide mouth, well washed

Seeds for sprouting

Cheesecloth or a fine strainer

Container for storing sprouts

To Grow your own sprouts

  1. Add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of seeds to your jar. Cover them with about 2 inches of warm water, and leave overnight.
  2. Using the strainer or cheesecloth, drain the water.
  3. Add more water to the jar, rotate to clean seeds, and drain.
  4. Repeat this process twice a day until your sprouts are ready to eat. This should take anywhere from 3 to 7 days, depending on the seed chosen. The best time to eat sprouts is when they’re quite small, with a minimum of green growth.
  5. When ready to eat, remove the sprouts from the jar and place in a covered bowl or food storage bag containing a paper towel to absorb moisture. The sprouts will remain fresh for about a week.