It's easy to set up a sprouter at home and grow your own tasty sprouts like alfalfa and mung beans. This is the simplest sprouter I've come up with and works for most grains although the holes in the garlic bag might be too large for really tiny grains such as amaranth.
All you need is:
- a glass jar
- a cup
- your favourite sprout grain.
- an old garlic bag
Step 1: Soak the grain overnight
Place a layer of your chosen seeds in the bottom of the glass jar and add warm water so the seeds are totally submerged. Soak them overnight.
Step 2: Drain the grains
Slide the garlic bag over the top of the jar and pull it down so the bottom of the bag is snug over the jar mouth. Pour the water out and turn the jar upside down taking care to keep the garlic bag pulled up around the jar. Place over a cup to drain.
Step 3: Day 1
Rinse the sprouts twice a day and place back on the cup to drain each time.
Step 4: Day 2
The sprouts will continue to grow a little each day.
Step 5: Day 3 and beyond
By day 3 you can eat the sprouts although I tend to eat mine on days 4 to 6. Toss them into a salad or stir fry or munch on them straight from the jar.