A while ago Klemen showed me a podcast about sprouts of broccoli and similar vegetables and how healthy they are. If you are interested in listening you can click here but it’s pretty scientific. The point is – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radish… All this veggies prevent development of cancer cells. But if we sprout their seeds the positive effect on our health becomes only greater. Besides that – broccoli sprouts are one of the strongest antioxidants we can find. Pure health I’d say.
I have had a sprouter for quite a while now but it never worked that well. That’s why I decided to sprout broccoli seeds in a mason jar. You only need a cloth and an elastic band and you’re ready to go. Oh and you need seeds of course. I bought broccoli ones in shop called Kalček (yes the price is quite high but you get a lot of sprouts from one bag of seeds).
Besides the health effect there is another bonus – it’s so cute to watch something coming more and more alive every day.
(Similar for most seeds. I sprouted flax seeds and mung beans in the same way.)
1. Put 3-4 teaspoons of seeds in the mason jar and pour water over them. Mix well and let it soak over night.
2. Next morning cover the mason jar with cloth and tighten with elastic. Drain the water and turn the mason jar upside down. Place it in a bright place – for example a window shelf.
3. The jar should be upside down all the time. Two to three times a day pour water over the seeds and drain immediately. Turn upside down and that’s it. Repeat the procedure for 4 or 5 days.
And the sprouts are ready! How to use them? Everywhere! In smoothies, salads, sandwiches, stir-fry,…
We can keep our spouts in the fridge for up to 5 days.