How can we sprout seeds, nuts, beans, and grains?
Spouting is even easier than seeding new plants. You simply need a glass jar for nuts, beans and grains and a plate with kitchen paper for smaller seeds.
First, soak the pulse you want to sprout overnight in water. The next day, rinse them with fresh water and place the jar or plate in a half-shady area. For the next 2 days keep the pulse moist by rinsing once or twice a day with fresh water. They can be eaten once the sprout appears.
Be aware: smell the sprouts before eating - the sprouts are not eatable if they smell mouldy.
Sprouts can be added to salads, side dishes, smoothies, on bread spreads etc.
Here some ideas of what you can sprout
Note: Sprouts from the Solanaceae or nightshade family can be poisonous, so avoid eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, potato, and tomato. Also avoid rhubarb.
Most "sprouted" nuts are technically just soaked, meaning they undergo only the first stage of sprouting, which is soaking in water for 2 to 12 hours.
- Mung beans.
- Adzuki beans.
- Green peas.
- Soy beans.