How To Grow Sprouts In A Jar

Growing Sprouts

Growing your own sprouts is easy and all you need is a wide-mouth glass jar, a mesh strainer and seeds!

You can sprout seeds, beans, and grains.  Diane Sanfilippo writes in “Practical Paleo,” “Soaking, sprouting, and fermenting them essentially ‘tricks’ grains and legumes into thinking they’ve been planted, allowing them to release some of their anti-nutrients and make their actual nutrients available and accessible.” Because they’re more readily absorbable by the human body, they are significantly more beneficial.

You’ll Need:
Wide mouth jar
Sprouting seeds
Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
Bowl with lid for storing sprouts

1. Place one to two tablespoons of seeds in your jar, and cover with approximately two inches of warm water. Let this sit overnight.
2. Drain the water, using a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
3. Rinse the seeds by adding water to the jar, swishing the seeds around, and draining.
4. Repeat twice a day, every day until your sprouts are the desired size. This will take anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the variety of sprout you’re growing. Sprouts are best when they’re still fairly small and just starting to turn green.
5. Store your sprouts in a covered bowl or food storage bag with a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture. Use the sprouts within a week.

Sprouting Seeds:

Spouting Lids:

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