Sprouts are packed full of enzymes, protein, fiber and vitamins, they are an extremely healthy addition to your diet. Growing your own sprouts is a great way to get your gardening fix throughout the cold days of winter. Easy to grow in mason jars or in one of our handy sprouting kits. Best of all, all of our sprouting seeds are Certified Organic!
Common Uses for Sprouts
|Alfalfa Organic Sprouts|
Use fresh and uncooked for a sprout salad
Add to any salad
Use in coleslaw
Use in potato salad
Use in wraps and roll-ups
Replace celery in sandwich spreads
Use in sandwiches instead of lettuce
Top grilled cheese sandwiches after grilling
Grind up and use with sandwich spreads
Stir-fry with other vegetables
Mix with soft cheeses for a dip
Stir into soups or stews when serving
Top omelet or scrambled eggs
Add to rice dishes
Saute with onions
Add to baked beans
Steam and serve with butter
Blend into fruit shakes, fruit or vegetable juices
How to Grow Sprouts:
Distribute evenly a very thin layer of seed. The seeds will swell and require a lot of space. Approximately one tablespoon of small seed and two tablespoons of larger seed is enough for the Victorio Sprouter. For proper germination, seeds should remain wet, but not submerged in water. The Victorio Sprouting Kit is designed to retain a small amount of water, just the right amount. Rinse the seeds once or twice each day for best results.
Sprouting in the dark will force the sprouts to elongate, but sprouting with some exposure to light will have an added benefit of allowing the tiny plants to produce chlorophyll and turn green for more nutritional value.
|Victorio 4 tray Sprouter|
Using the Victorio Sprouter:
Place seeds in the top 3 trays. The bottom tray is to collect the water. Once the seeds are in each tray, fill the top tray, not quite to the top, with tepid water. Cold water may impede germination. The water will drain through each tray and finally into the collection tray. Remember to dump out the bottom tray before you fill the top the next time.
Sprouts are ready to eat in 2-7 days. Always use clean water and clean practices. It is a good idea to disinfect your sprouter between crops by soaking in a solution of 1 Tbsp of bleach to 1 Pint of water.
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup diced celery
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together & serve.
Sprout Salad II
1 cucumber, chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
½ cup mung bean sprouts
1 cup cottage cheese
¼ cup sesame seeds
salad herbs of your choice
Mix all ingredients together. Toss with oil and apple cider vinegar. Serves two.
Sprout Salad III
½ cup yogurt
½ cup sour cream
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 oz. Blue cheese
Blend yogurt and sour cream until smooth. Add garlic and blue cheese and mash with a fork until smooth. Pour dressing over bed of equal parts lettuce, watercress and salad sprouts.
Sprout Gelatin Salad
½ cup sprouts
1 cup mixed greens
1 pkg gelatin, slightly thickened
Add cut-up or chopped vegetables and sprouts and add to slightly thickened Gelatin. Chill until firm and cut into squares for individual servings. Serve on a bed of lettuce and alfalfa sprouts. Serves 4.
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