Easy Sprouting How To!
During the sprouting process, the nutrient composition of the seed’s endosperm goes through a lot of changes. Not only does the phytic acid break down to release the nutrients present, but nutrients are also created that are not present in the seed until then! The nutrient content reaches its peak as the leaf tips are just emerging from the seed. In most cases, this is also when they are the most flavourful.
Growing your own sprouts is super easy to do and you don’t need a garden to do it! The best part is that you can eat your seeds within 2 - 5 days.
To start all you need is a jar with a screened lid, plus your seeds. You can buy sprouting mixes that contain a variety of seeds, or try a single variety.
Here are some ideas to try:
- Adzuki bean
- Mung Beans
Put 1 tablespoon of seeds in your sterilized jar, close the lid and then give them a rinse. Soak the seeds for 2 - 12 hours (depending on the size of the seeds). Then drain off the liquid.
Place your jar in a well-draining, warm place (but out of direct sunlight). Use a dish rack or bowl to keep the jar at a 45-degree angle for air circulation and water drainage.
Be sure to rinse your seeds at least 2-4 times a day!
Once your sprouts are ready to eat, rinse and drain them. Use a clean towel to absorb excess moisture and refrigerate them for up to 5 days.