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  • Amy Marcelli

Sprouts are so great for sandwiches, salads, wraps and soups. If you’ve ever wondered how to grow sprouts at home, let me tell you that it’s easy and totally worth it. It’s way more cost effective than buying sprouts at the supermarket, home sprouts are versatile and packed with flavour and nutrition! You can purchase sprouting jar lids on amazon (which I will link below) but if you are feeling crafty here is an easy DIY tutorial.

What you need:

  1. Mason Jar With Lid

  2. Strainer

  3. Seed to sprout

  4. Bowl For Draining

Step one:

Use the lid of a mason jar as your guide on the strainer to trace around with a marker. Cut out the strainer so it fits inside the jar lid.

Step Two:

Fill jar 1/8 with seeds and then fill the remainder of the jar with cool water. Allow the seeds to sit for a minimum of eight hours, ideally it’s best to leave them overnight.

Step Three:

Once seeds have thoroughly soaked strain them, rinse with cool water and repeat twice. Rinse and repeat every day and as soon as 24 hours you may see some little tails starting to form. After about two days the seeds will have nice tails and will have approximately tripled in volume. Leave them another day and you’ll have approximately quadruple the volume of sprouts that you started with.

You can eat your sprouts at any time, taste them as they grow and use them at the time you prefer their taste and texture. For me, I eat them after 2 – 3 days of sprouting. Once they’re reached they’re desired size, keep them in the fridge for up to a week.

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