Today we’d like to share with you how to grow or regrow your sprouts at home. Our members receive a variety of different sprouts such as Broccoli Sprouts to Sunflower Sprouts which we get many questions on which parts are edible and which to toss. Hold your sprouts, don’t throw the roots just yet.
Dabbling into the healthy food world, you can try out the wonderful world of sprouting!! We’ve all heard about Mung beans, of course, just like everybody. We’ve all had them in a Stir Fried or a Pad Thai… But what about the other sprouts? Buckwheat, sunflower, broccoli, peas, etc… Did you know you can sprout almost anything?
The only problem with sprouts these days is that they are very expensive. You can buy a little container at the grocery store up to $10! And that’s only for one or two meals. Too costly in our books. That’s why when you receive your sprouts in your Munch Crunch deliveries, keep them around, and we’ll show you how to resprout these babies.
They will taste better than the ones coming from the store because you’ll know they have 100% Certified Organic in their roots, and they will make your home look beautiful!
Our personal favorites are the Sunflower sprouts. They taste seriously amazing eaten alone, in a raw salad or a crunchy sandwich. You can even juice them in your morning smoothies. They are low in calories and high in nutrition, we can’t ask for any more!!
Sunflower sprouts are considered to be one of the best sources of amino acids (protein). They are packed with vitamins A, B complex, D and E. They also contain high amounts of zinc, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. Sunflower sprouts are also rich in chlorophyll, which helps to build blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes and deodorizing the body, and they are a natural expectorant for chest congestion.
Let’s get sprouting, read below the steps to maintain and regrow your sprouts:
1. When you’ve eaten the grown sprouts, you will be left with a layer of soil and small sprout stems. You will need a tray to use to carry the soil and sprouts. Make sure the tray has no holes.
2. Place them in the dark, like in a closet. But do not forget them! Check on them every day and water them with the spray bottle, if needed.
3. When the sprouts are showing their faces, take them out of the closet and leave them in a room with sunlight. Water them every day, when needed.
4. You will then start to see them sprout 3-4 inches long which is a sign they are ready to be eaten to resprout again. Once cut, keep them in the refrigerator, rolled in a paper towel, and in a mesh bag. Fresh cut sprouts will last for about a week.