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
- Add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of seeds to your jar. Cover them with about 2 inches of warm water, and leave overnight.
- Using the strainer or cheesecloth, drain the water.
- Add more water to the jar, rotate to clean seeds, and drain.
- 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.
- 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.