Grow bean sprouts indoors year round
There is nothing like growing your own food and growing your own sprouts is simple. All you need is a sprouter and a tiny bit of counter space.
Sprouts give crunch and spice to sandwiches and salads, and they add a little something special to No Pain Lo Mein and Sesame Noodles. Use just about any type of seed with your Crop Sprouter. You’ll have healthy, nutritious sprouts in 2-4 days.
You will get instructions with whatever crop sprouter you purchase, but some helpful tips are:
- Start by soaking the seeds overnight. In the morning, rinse them well and then place them in the center tray.
- Keep your sprouter away from direct sunlight.
- Add fresh water everyday.
- When the dish is filled with sprouted seeds rinse under cold water, dry them with your salad spinner, and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Growing Mung Bean Sprouts
The sprouter can be used for most any seed, but the most popular are Mung Bean Sprouts. You’ll find that the roots don’t grow as big or as thick as you might see in the grocery store, but they are still crunchy and full of Vitamins A, B, C and E. The Asian Supermarket in Albany has a nice selection of seeds.