Friday, July 24, 2009

growing healthy sprouts

Growing sprouts is an inexpensive way to grow a fresh and nutritious salad vegetable, and you do not even have to have a garden. It can be done on your kitchen table or on top of your fridge.

  • One clean glass jar
  • alfalfa or other sprouting seeds
  • tap water


  • Place seeds into your jar (about a tablespoon full)
  • Add worm water from the tap
  • Replace lid and stand for 24 hours (keep out of direct sunlight)

Day 2
  • Remove the lid and drain the fluid by holding the underneath side of a strainer or a teacloth over the opening of the jar.
  • Pour cool water into the jar and drain again completely, leaving the sprouts (seeds) behind. The seeds must not stand in water.
  • Replace the lid of the jar.

Day 3 to 7 (and thereafter)
  • remove the lid and smell the contents of the jar. It must not smell sour.
  • rinse with cool water again.
  • drain completely, leaving the sprouts behind, it must not stand in water.
  • Replace the lid of the jar.
  • When the little plants have green leaves rinse them, under a tap of running water, to remove seed husks and then place them into a plastic bag or container and keep them in the fridge.

They are great to eat as they are
In salads,
in sandwich fillings.
Use them with any dish containing raw lettuce, parsley or tomato.

Sprouts are one of the healthiest food you can eat.

I would start a new batch every three days so that I have a continuous supply.

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