For fresh, healthy sprouts at home try this NOW Real Food Sprouting Jar!
- Place two tablespoons of sprouting seeds or 1/2 cup of legumes/grains in a sprouting jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. For many small seeds, five hours of soaking is sufficient.
- Drain the water from the jar. Rinse seeds in fresh, lukewarm water and drain again. For well drained seeds/sprouts, lay jar at an angle in a warm (70° F), dark place.
- Rinse and drain seeds twice a day. In hot and dry weather, you may need to rinse the seeds three times a day. In very humid weather, the seeds should be kept in a dry place. Turn jar over gently. Overturning the jar rapidly will cause shifting in the sprouting seeds. This can break the tender shoots and kill the sprout. This breakage causes the sprout to spoil. Sprouts should be ready to eat in 3-5 days, depending on the seed used. Put in sunlight during the last day to add chlorophyll.
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Christine: a few months ago
Very useful for a first time sprouter ! You can definitely just use a mason jar with cheesecloth and elastic bands but the size of this product is handy for making a larger amount of sprouts and to me the screen is easier to use than cheesecloth. When not using it for sprouting, I use for soaking beans or nuts.