Introduction: How to Grow Bean Sprouts
I love growing bean sprouts! First of all, they are very nutritious, incredibly fun to grow, and great snacks! These sprouts are easy and not hard at all to grow even during the Winter. They are also low in calories and high in protein depending on which kind you grow. So if you want to learn how to grow sprouts, Read on!
Note: It is not recommended that pregnant women, small children, and people with weak immune systems, eat raw sprouts, because of the risk of bacteria if the sprouts are handled unproperly. If you don't feel comfortable eating sprouts raw, you can cook them first (they are yummy in stir fry.)
Step 1: Put Ingredients in the Jar
First, put all of your ingredients in the jar. I used mung bean sprout seeds. The brands I used, were Now Real Food Mung Beans and Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Adding the Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down the bean sprouts to make them grow faster. You can find both of these brands at Whole Foods and Amazon.
Step 2: Put the Top on the Jar
Next, put the mesh on the jar, then carefully screw on the lid. The mesh can be found from vegetable and fruit bags, just cut a little piece and wash it very well.
Step 3: Soak Overnight
Soak your jar of bean sprout seeds over night or for 8 hours. Depending on what you are sprouting, will depend how long you will soak the seeds.
Step 4: Rinse and Watch Them Grow!
The next morning, pour out the water and rinse with cold filtered water. Now rinse the sprouts twice a day or more with cold filtered water. This will rinse bacteria away and keep them moist. It will take about 4-5 days for them to sprout depending how big you want them to grow.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Lastly, pat dry with a paper towel, when they are done sprouting,and store in a zip top bag in the refrigerator. Enjoy as a snack, on sandwiches, or in a stir fry. This process that I explained for growing bean sprouts will also work for growing other kinds of sprouts too. I hoped you have enjoyed this Instructable!