How to Grow Sprouts at Home

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  1. To begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed
  2. To develop and grow

I can’t think of anything better to do on the first day of a new year than to grow sprouts!!

Sprouts have a unique crunchy bite and crisp grassy flavor that blends effortlessly on this Veggie Bagel layered with  red peppers, tomatoes and rich avocado slices and hummus.

Sprouting Seeds at Home:

Start with about 1/8 cup of alfalfa or red clover seeds …

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A mason jar with metal rings and cheese cloth or fine wire mesh…

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Fill the jar with water at least ¾ full and soak the seeds overnight for at least 4 hours.

Turn the jar over to drain out the water. Rinse and drain again. This step is perfect for little ones who love to dump water.

Water the seeds everyday for 4 days.

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You will begin to see little white shoots…

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The best part about growing sprouts is when you wake up on the third morning and they have a tiny green bud.

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They need at least one more day to fully develop and shed their brown husks.

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Once the sprouts are ready, rinse them thoroughly to remove the brown husks.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

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