Fresh locally grown vegetables can be tough to come by in the middle of winter.
Especially this winter, it has been super cold this year.
Making sprouts is the next best thing to having fresh vegetables.
They are packed with nutrition and can provide important vitamins, minerals and enzymes, right from your own kitchen.
How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts
Of course you can grow sprouts any time of year, and they still provide great nutrition.
Sprouts are pretty easy to grow. Here is all you need to get started:
- A CLEAN jar (see the post about bacteria and sprouts here)
- A screen
- Rubber band
- Purified water
- Some seeds to sprout, like alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli, radish or clover
- A towel
Put the jar in a dark place like a cupboard or cover with a towel. Let the seeds soak overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse the seeds. Store the jar upside down for good drainage, return to dark place. Place the jar on top of a towel.
Rinse and repeat for several days, rinsing 1-2 times per day. When you start to see a little bit of green appearing, discontinue storing in the dark and allow the sprouts to be exposed to light. Avoid direct, bright light like a window sill.
Once the sprouts have grown to sufficient volume, you can start eating them. They may continue to grow for another day or two. Once growing is complete, store the sprouts in the refrigerator.
It’s a good idea to start a new batch of sprouts every couple of days. That way you will always have a good supply of fresh sprouts.
I like sprouting, it is a very inexpensive way to get some excellent enzymes, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. All in an easily digestible and absorb-able form.
Sprouting is not hard once you get into it, try it you may love the results of the new you, as the nutrients transform you body!
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