Sprouts are the edible shoots of a plant, or are what results from soaking beans/seeds. While they can be purchased at the grocery store, it is possible to grow your own sprouts if you have a few weeks to spare.
Difficulty to learn: Medium/Hard
Some Thoughts For You:
Sprouts are an often underutilized ingredient that can go a long way in terms of nutrition. You can eat sprouts with a salad, mixed in with some pasta, or even blended in a smoothie.
Although it is possible to buy your own bagged sprouts, you might find it more rewarding to grow your own. Some people prefer home-grown sprouts, for both peace of mind and taste!
What You Will Need:
Growing your own sprouts might take a little preparation if you haven’t grown any before. You will need:
- Seeds used specifically for sprouting. Examples are alfalfa and mung beans, peas, or even mustard seeds.
- A few wide-mouthed jars (mason jars).
- Mesh or cheesecloth, and a way to secure it to the lid of the jar. Consider using a rubber band for that.
Growing your own sprouts can be a little tricky the first time. Check out this link for some simple steps to get you on the right track!
Tips For You:
- A decent amount of sprouts you can buy are from mung beans. If you want to try other varieties that aren’t traditionally grown in stores, check a farmer’s market (or try growing your own).