Sprouting

Why sprout seeds?

  • Sprouts have on average about 30 times the nutrient levels compared to the mature plants.
  • You can and should eat fresh sprouts in any salads.
  • You can juice sprouts too.
  • You can add sprouts to blended soups
  • You can add sprouts to green wraps and nori rolls
  • Sprouts go well with crackers

What can you sprout?

  • Well the list is endless, but here are a few of the more popular ones to get you started.
  • sunflower
  • peas
  • alfalfa
  • buckwheat
  • broccoli
  • radish
  • clover
  • lentils
  • mung beans

Simple and effective sprouting equipment

  • Sprouting is about keeping everything clean, fresh and drained properly. You can start with simple jar based system, before considering anything more sophisticated.
  • You can set up a simple sprouting system by just using suitably sized jars with fine meshed lids. To make a meshed lid you can simply use a piece of non-toxic meshed fabric held on with an elastic band. (An old nut milk bag is ideal.)
  • Conveniently you can buy jars with plastic lids that incorporate a mesh. This allows water to be drained through, but it's fine enough to retain the sprouting seeds