How to Grow Bean Sprouts
Bean sprouts are and easy and nutritious way for you to grow your own food. These crunchy sprouts are good raw or cooked. They can be used raw in salads and on sandwiches, or cooked in a stir-fry. When sprouting beans, it is important that you use seeds that are organic and labeled for sprouting. Sprouting seeds treated with chemicals can be dangerous to your health. Most health food stores carry sprouting seeds that are safe to use.
What You Need
Bean Sprout Type
Seeds to Measure Out
Amount of Sprouts Produced
3 1/2 cups
Use the chart to measure out the amount of seeds you need to grow your bean sprouts.
Place your seeds into your sprouting jar. Rinse the seeds with cold water, and then drain the water completely from the seeds.
Add lukewarm water to your jar, and let your seeds soak overnight. Drain the water thoroughly from the seeds the next day. Rinse and drain the seeds with cool water again.
- Sprouting For Your Health
Sprouting is very economical, and you can have fresh sprouts in as little as 2-3 days. If you have a wide-mouth jar, some cheese-cloth, and a rubber band, you can grow sprouts right in your kitchen without any hassles, and hardly any effort.
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Place your sprouting jar in a dark location at room temperature. Repeat rinsing and draining your seeds at least twice a day. Make sure you drain all the water from the seeds to prevent spoilage.
Rinse and drain your seeds once more after 2 to 5 days when your sprouts have reached the length you desire.
Place your sprouts in a sunny location for a few hours if you wish for them to become more green.