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Grown your own Sprouts

March 20, 2011

Sorry I haven’t posted lately, I have been busy with school stuff and just finished up my quarter so I will have more time in the next couple of weeks to add lots of new posts.

I will start with how to grow sprouts!!

This is super easy!

All you need is

  • seeds, preferably ones for sprouting.
  • glass jar, very clean.

I used a small jar about 16 oz, and 1/4 cup of lentil seeds. (The 1/4 cup fills up the whole jar when done.)

Pick out any broken or wrinkled seeds.

Rinse the seeds and place in jar with at least 3x the amount of room temperature water. Cover with a piece of cheese cloth or mesh to keep seeds contained while rinsing later.

Soak for at least 6 hours but no more than 12 hours. Overnight is an easy option.

Once you complete the soaking, drain the water and rinse seeds gently by pouring water in and  tilting to drain it out. Once you drain the water leave the jar on its side and try to spread the seeds on the bottom.

Cover the jar lightly with something to keep dark. Let sprouts grow in a dark cool place where you will remember to rinse 2-3 times a day.

Rinse the sprouts at least every 12 hours I usually did it morning, afternoon, and right before bed. Just let water run in through the mesh, swirl gently and tilt to pour water out. Keep sprouts spread on bottom while sprouting.

I used lentils and they sprout in 3 days, they are ready when the root is 2-3 times the seed size. Rinse and store covered in the fridge for up to a week.

You can eat raw or I like to drop them into boiling water for 3 minutes. They have a crunchy nutty taste.

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