For the Love of Sprouts

 I’m a certified sprout-chicky! I started sprouting when I first became a vegetarian back in 2010 ( has it been that long?). What blew me away about  the research I did on sprouts is how nutritionally powerful these babies are to ones health and well being and how unbelievably cheap they are to produce at home. A sprouting jar costs no more than $5.00 and a few tablespoons of seeds, grains, beans whatever, when sprouted work out to be less than $.50.They take less than a week to grow, and outside of rinsing a few times a day are NO trouble whatsoever. I could go on an on about how amazing they are but to save time I will just link you up with a great site that has done it all for me: Sprouts & Health 

Sprouts – How To

  1. Take 1-2 Tablespoons of seeds and place in a mason or sprouting jar, soak with water (3 to 4 times the amount of seeds) overnight.
  2. In the morning drain the water and rinse the seeds with fresh water and drain.
  3. Place jar away from direct light on its side, or on the angled lid to allow the seeds to have room to grow.
  4. Rinse twice a day for 3 – 5 days ( according to sprout package)
  5. On the last day place the jar in the sun to allow them to get some chlorophyll.
  6. Rinse and place in a clean and vented container in your fridge, can be stored up to one week.
side note – this is a really great project to do with the kiddies, encourages them to have a connection to the foods they eat (even if they don’t eat them yet 🙂 )
Here’s some shots from one of my adventures in sprouting 🙂

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Categories: How To, Nutriton, Superfoods, Vegan, Vegetarian

Author:The Holistic Dish

A passionate foodie with a background in Natural Nutrition, Holistic Wellness and Professional Training at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Creating healthy and holistic recipes for friends and loved ones of the Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free fare.

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One Comment on “For the Love of Sprouts”

  1. March 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    You’re so right, I love sprouts! I like to think of it a micro-gardening!

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