Broccoli Sprouts

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Want to grow something delicious and nutritious in your kitchen?

Seriously, anyone can grow Broccoli Sprouts. It’s so easy.

Broccoli sprouts are loaded with fiber and protein and contain very few calories. They also contain anywhere from 10 to 100 times as much glucoraphanin — the nutrient becomes sulforaphane — as the mature vegetable. Their biggest benefit is that they reduce INFLAMMATION.

These tiny sprouts are bursting with vitamins and other nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin A.
  • Calcium.
  • Iron.

You will need:


-Large Wide Mouth Mason Jars (I bought a dozen for under $20 at Canadian Tire)

-A package of organic broccoli sprout seeds. (I ordered mine online from West Coast Seeds in Delta BC westcoastseeds.com.

-Lids with screens (also purchased from West Coast seeds)

RECIPE

2-3 T of seeds

1 cup of water/jar

Let sit for 6 hours or overnight- upright

Rinse thoroughly through the screen, pour water out and refill and re-rinse again before emptying out the water.

Tip upside down and lay mason jar on a 45 degree angle

allowing it to slowly drain into a dish.

You can prop it up on the side of a dish or purchase a stand to hold it up.

Rinsing is the KEY

Rinsing and re-rinse then re-tip morning and night for 6 nights.

They will begin to sprout in just 3 days

They will take 3 1/2 – 5 days to grow into the glass jar.

Once the jar has grown and is full (approx. 8 days from start to finish)

Rinse one more time and smell, then eat.

Use on salads, in stews and in smoothies

Can be frozen and thrown into soups, stews and smoothies

Broccoli Sprouts can go bad. You need to take care when growing and consuming them. Make sure to smell your sprouts. They should smell like broccoli, not fishy or putrid. If you accidentally let them go too long without rinsing and they stink, dump them out and start over.

Remember: Sprouts don’t last forever. You need to eat or freeze them within the time frame of 8 days to sprout and grow, rinsing daily and nightly while sprouting and 5-7 days max in the fridge.

Here is the time frame: Taking into account both the soaking time (12 hours) and sprouting time (3 days), allow for a total of about 3 1/2 – 5 days to grow and harvest your broccoli sprouts. RINSE RINSE RINSE – Freshly harvested broccoli sprouts will keep in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days.

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