People often assume sprouts are best grown in jars. However, jars are the number #1 cause of most people's sprouting and mold problems.
Make your sprouting experience easier and healthier with Sproutman's Sprout Bag.
Turning regular old grains into sprouts can have some pretty intriguing nutritional benefits.
When seeds hang out in water, they germinate, causing their outer layers to split open, allowing a young shoot to blossom.
When this happens, the newly emerging sprout consumes some of the grain's starches, thereby altering the foods nutritional content.
The same is true for sprouted seeds, nuts, and legumes. Because there's less starch in each sprouted grain, the proportion of protein and fiber within each seedling becomes higher. That means they automatically have a lower glycemic index than their non-sprouted counterparts.
Sprouting grains also causes their levels of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, to increase.
Soaking and sprouting grains also partially degrades counterproductive anti-nutrients like phytic acid.
Phytic acid can inhibit absorption of some minerals including iron and zinc.
How to make sprouts at home:
When it comes to sprouting, you have a lot of options: raw almonds, black beans, buckwheat, mung beans, groats, lentils, quinoa, wild rice, wheat berries, millet, barley, amaranth, kamut, radish seeds, alfalfa, adzuki beans, flaxseeds, and chickpeas
Summary of Instructions:
- Soak your seeds in water overnight.
- Pour soaked seeds into sterilized bag.
- Rinse twice per day by immersing in water
- Hang on hook or knob or lay in bowl or dish rack
- 100% Natural Hemp
- Easy to use – Just dip and hang
- Dip twice per day – takes less than 1 minute
- Can also lay in a bowl or dishrack after it stops dripping
- Watch them grow – Ready as soon as 4 -5 days
- Expands or contracts according to how much you wish to grow
- 1 lb of beans can yield 5 lbs of bean sprouts
- Hangs on any hook or knob
- Durable – Lasts for years
- Also makes Nut Milk
- Breathable weave also extends the life of produce
- Size (dry) is 7 x 11 inches.
Sprout bags are available in store and online.
I invented the fabric sprout bag in 1979 after years of hefting jars from workshop to workshop and breaking a fair percentage of them.
Sure I was tired of cleaning up the broken glass, but I was also tired getting your distress calls about getting mold growing in your jars.
I put two and two together and after many failed attempts using cotton, I made the first successful fabric sprout bag using flax- the fiber from which we get linen. But flax also has a sister weed – Hemp. Either fiber resists mold and mildew.