by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com
Decided to try a new way of sprouting seeds. One that would allow more growing space for longer sprouts like sunflower seeds. I loved the idea of these mason jar lids as they have the little stands to drain out the excess water.
After the first few days they seem to be working well. Each style has its advantages and disadvantages. The trays are easier and faster to rinse however the jars have more room for seeds which translates into bigger crops.
What I love about growing sprouts is that they add flavour and appeal to salads and meals. During meals they make a solid, and fresh snack to replace heavy sweets, cheeses and breads. The hidden benefits are the concentrated nutrition in the freshness of growing your own sprouts with no outside handling in the way of shipping, stocking on shelves and other shoppers handling the containers. It is grown and harvested by one person. Fresh sprouts contain; protein, fiber, Vitamins K, C and A, Iron, Calcium, Folate, Thiamine, Manganese, Copper and Zinc.
Some fun seeds to sprout are:
- Green Pea
- Mung Beans
Get mason jars
- The Sprouting Book: How to Grow and Use Sprouts to Maximize Your Health and Vitality
by Author Ann Wigmore