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Sprout Out Loud!
Categories: Food, Recipes

Ever wonder why sprouts are so expensive at the health food store? Me too. They’re so easy to “make”. All you need are some organic raw seeds, water, cheesecloth, a jar, sunlight, and you are good to go!

Sprouts are a perfect addition to your springtime menu. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, protein-rich and easy to digest. They are also delightfully crunchy and delicious, making them the perfect snack!

Get started:

-Organic, raw seeds (Some more common seeds to sprout are sunflower, chia, alfalfa, clover, and mung bean but there are many more possibilities. Pretty much anything that grows from a seed can be sprouted. Some seeds are difficult to find raw, or aren’t actually seeds, so ask your local organic grocer or buy online. Make sure you’re getting organic seeds though, sprouted pesticides and genetically modified organisms are gross.)

-1 glass quart jar
-Cheesecloth and rubber band

Pour some seeds into the jar, you don’t need that many, just enough to cover the bottom of the jar and up about 1/2 inch. Rinse the seeds a few times with cold water, then cover the seeds with cold, filtered water (fill the jar about halfway up), and let them soak overnight. The next day, drain the water and cover the mouth of the jar with a few layers of cheesecloth, secured with a rubber band. Rinse the seeds well with cold water and set the jar upside-down on a cup so that the water can drain out. Rinse the seeds at least three times a day. Pretty soon you’ll see them starting to sprout. Different seeds have different sprouting times, but most of them will be done within a few days. Check the seed sprouting time-guidelines.

When the seeds are sprouted to your taste, rinse them once more and then store them in a clean container with a paper towel at the bottom to absorb excess moisture. The sprouts will be good to eat for about a week. Add them to any salad, stir-fry, sandwich, or just enjoy them on their own!

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