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How To Grow Your Own Sprouts At Home

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Growing sprouts at home is SO easy. Get healthy and nutrient-packed sprouts for a fraction of the cost in as little as 3 days! These sprouts can be added to any vegan salad, vegan main dish, or even vegan appetizer!

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Growing your own sprouts at home is extremely easy. You don’t need a green thumb or a ton of time or sunlight to grow these babies. Sprouts are the perfect vegetable to grow in an apartment without sunlight. 

DAY 1

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Q: Do sprouts need sunlight?

A: Too much heat or sunlight can actually damage the sprouts. They are happiest growing in a shady corner where direct sunlight doesn’t reach them during the day. I keep mine in the back corner of the kitchen counter away from the sun. 

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Q: Is it safe to grow sprouts at home? 

A: I personally feel sprouts grown at home are safer than grocery store sprouts. You have full control of who and what is touching them at all times. That being said, sprouts that have gone bad can make you sick (just like any vegetable). If you want to play it extra safe, cook the sprouts instead of serving them raw. I have been eating raw homegrown sprouts daily for a while now and haven’t had any issues. 

DAY 2:

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Q: How do I know if my sprouts have gone bad?

A: If your sprouts have a foul odor, and/or are slimy do not eat them. Who wants to eat stinky sprouts slimy anyways 😂

DAY 3:

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Q: What are the benefits of eating sprouts?

A: Here are some of the possible benefits of eating sprouts:

  1. Boost the immune system
  2. Support healthy digestion
  3. Help with acne, PMS, and hormone imbalance
  4. Help prevent illness and cancer
  5. Natural way to reduce hangover symptoms 
  6. Improve insulin resistance 
  7. High in vitamins and nutrients 

*I’m not a doctor, just a plant eater, and can’t make any claims or give advice. Always check with your doctor before consuming sprouts. ☺️

How To Grow Your Own Sprouts

Growing sprouts at home is SO easy. Get healthy and nutrient packed sprouts for a fraction of the cost in as little as 3 days!
Prep Time5 mins
Grow Time3 d
Course: Topping
Cuisine: Gardening
Keyword: Grow Your Own Sprouts, Sprouts, Sprouts at home

Equipment

  • 1 wide mouth mason jar
  • 1 sprouting lid

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp sprouting seeds of choice

Instructions

  • Put 2-3 tablespoons of sprouting seeds in the bottom of your mason jar. Enough to cover the bottom of the jar.
  • Fully submerge in water and soak for 8-12 hours. No sunlight required.
  • Drain and rinse the seeds twice daily. Dump all the water out, cover those seeds in fresh water and give them a good swirl. Once all the seeds have been whirling and swirling around in that fresh water, dump it out. Repeat this process twice daily.
  • After each rinsing session, place the jar upside down at a slight angle.
  • Watch those sprouts grow a little bit each day. Check the package instructions, some sprouts only take 3 days and some take up to 7 days to fully sprout.
  • When the seeds have fully sprouted and are as green as you'd like them, they are ready to serve. I like mine to have a little green on them so sometimes I wait a day longer.
  • Pat the sprouts dry before storing them, and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Serve your DIY sprouts on sandwiches, wraps, soups, curries, bagels, salads, or whatever else you can think of. You do you! 😉

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Notes

Growing your own sprouts at home is extremely easy. You don’t need a green thumb or a ton of time or sunlight to grow these babies. Sprouts are the perfect vegetable to grow in an apartment without sunlight. 
Q: Do sprouts need sunlight?
A: Too much heat or sunlight can actually damage the sprouts. They are happiest growing in a shady corner where direct sunlight doesn’t reach them during the day. I keep mine in the back corner of the kitchen counter away from the sun. 
Q: Is it safe to grow sprouts at home? 
A: I am personally feel sprouts grown at home are safer than grocery store sprouts. You have full control of who and what are touching them at all times. That being said, sprouts that have gone bad can make you sick (just like any vegetable). If you want to play it extra safe, cook the sprouts instead of serving them raw. I have been eating raw homegrown sprouts daily for a while now and haven’t had any issues. 
Q: How do I know if my sprouts have gone bad? 
A: If your sprouts have a foul odour, and/or are slimy do not eat them. Who wants to eat stinky sprouts slimy anyways 😂
Q: What are the benefits of eating sprouts?
A: Here are some of the possible benefits of eating sprouts:
  1. Boost the immune system
  2. Support healthy digestion
  3. Help with acne, PMS and hormone imbalance
  4. Help prevent illness and cancer
  5. Natural way to reduce hangover symptoms 
  6. Improve insulin resistance 
  7. High in vitamins and nutrients 
*I’m not a doctor, just a plant eater, and can’t make any claims or give advice. Always check with your doctor before consuming sprouts. ☺️
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