Grow Sprouts at Home

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Growing Sprouts at Home

Jill Dalton
Are you looking for a way to supercharge your diet? Grow Sprouts! Growing sprouts in your home could not be more simple. All you need are some sprouting seeds and some very simple kitchen tools like a mason jar with a screened lid or a SOLIGIT sprout kit. Sprouting seeds is especially beneficial during the winter months when nothing is growing in your garden. You can even grow sprouts on your countertop without any sunlight!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 days
Total Time 4 days 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 42 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Make sure your hands and all of the tools you are using are very clean.
  • Add sprouting seeds to the SOLIGIT drip tray or mason jar.
  • Cover with water by at least and inch or so.
  • Let soak for about 8 hours.
  • Drain and rinse seeds.
  • Spread seeds onto the SOLIGIT screen tray or if you are using the mason jar method, rinse and drain really well and leave in the jar.
  • Tilt the SOLIGIT screen tray to make sure all of the excess water drips out, cover with the lid and place tray on top of the drip tray.
  • If using the mason jar method, screw on sprouting lid and place upside-down onto a drip stand or rack so that it can drain.
  • Place on your countertop.
  • Rinse 2-3 times a day, placing lid back onto the tray if using the SOLIGIT kit, until little leaves start appearing.
  • Once the little leaves appear you can take the lid off for the remaining sprouting days.
  • If you would like to develop the chlorophyll in the sprouts, then place them by a window for the remaining sprouting days. This is completely optional. They will grow without sunlight.
  • By the third day your sprouts should be ready harvest depending on the seed. Some need more time than others. Make sure they are drained well and put into a container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • If you are using the SOLIGIT kit gently pull the sprouts loose from the trays or if the roots have grown through the bottom of the screen, you can gently cut the roots off by sliding a sharp knife slanted along the screen bottom.
  • If your sprouts are a little slimy or don't smell very good when you take them out of the fridge, rinse them well and drain well and then smell them again. If the sliminess and bad smell is gone, they are still good to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

3 thoughts on “Grow Sprouts at Home”

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. I have been sprouting broccoli in jars for some time, and wanted to branch out. I bought the sprouting trays and planted alfalfa. The tray became a little patch of green. Your tip about scraping off roots is brilliant – I used a Lodge plastic scraper. The sprouts were a crispy, fresh addition to a socca taco for lunch. They are now in the refrig in a container lined with paper towels, which I also do for broccoli, to soak up the water.

  2. I tried all this and noticed a little mold growing on them. I rinsed it off well and it seems to be ok and growing well. Is that normal?

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