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Sprouting

Sprouting is

the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked1)

process

The usual process is:

  1. a long soak, perhaps overnight, followed by
  2. draining upside down
  3. then rinsing/draining upside down a few times a day until desired growth is reached

Keeping the jar upside down keeps the sprouts moist but not sitting in moisture.

Dedicated sprouting gear does exist, though mason jars with breathable lids (cheesecloth, screen, etc) works fine. Widemouth jars are easier to clean and remove sprouts from.

common sprouts

  • mung bean
  • soybean
  • lentil
  • broccoli seed
  • radish seed
  • beet seed

A full list is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouting#Suitable_seeds|on wikipedia.]

further reading

food/sprouting.1594340061.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/07/09 17:14 by frater_secessus