Sprouts are very young plants, one stage up from a seed & a seed is a storehouse of energy containing all the nutrients needed for a plant to grow. When a seed starts to sprout the nutrients contained in it become available. Some seeds (like alfalfa) contain all the essential amino acids to make it a complete protein. Here’s how to sprout!
- Rinse 1.5 tablespoons of alfalfa seeds
- Soak seeds overnight in cold water
- Drain and place in a jam jar, spreading out seeds
- Make jay cloth lid and keep it on with an elastic band
- Place the jamjar in a well-lit spot avoiding direct sunlight
- Twice daily, pour water over and drain away.
- Alfalfa sprouts will be ready in between 3 – 8 days