How to Grow Sprouts
Written by Thin Thin
Sprouts are very easy to grow and make a wonderful, tasty, low calorie to any diet. Sprouts are very popular with Raw Dieters - but can be enjoyed by most anyone.
For small seeds, use a moistened paper towel; sprinkle seeds on towel and keep in a dark place to allow sprouting to ensue. Be certain to keep seeds moist but not soaked.
Begin with a wide-mouth quart-sized jar so that your sprouts will have room to sprout and be easy to remove. Be sure that your jar is clean, then add a quarter cup of seeds to the bottom of the jar. Do not overfill. Seeds should just cover the bottom of the jar comfortably..
Add twice as much water to the jar as you did seeds. Place cheesecloth over the top of the jar and secure with a large rubber band. (Be careful not to get boinged by the rubber band.) Allow seeds to soak for about 8 to 12 hours, or until seeds are softened. Smaller seeds will require the lesser time; larger seeds, the longer time.
Drain off all water and carefully rinse your softened seeds. Next, recover the jar, then turn sideways so that the seeds lay along the length of the jar rather than at the bottom. Place jar in a dark area that is about 70 degrees in temperature. Do not place in sunlight which works to create a bitter mix of sprouts.
Allow seeds to sprout and rinse often, about 3 times per day (to prevent fermentation of the sprouts) until they reach the desired length. Serve in sandwiches, salads and can be enjoyed alone!