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Mason Jar Sprouts

What you need:

  • Mason Jar (size of your choice, I use quart)

  • 2 TBSP seeds of your choosing (I use a sandwich mix)

  • Mason jar cover (I use cheesecloth)

  • water

How you do it:

1. Put 2 TBSP of sprout seeds in a mason jar. You can use any seeds, there are special seeds you can buy that are dedicated sprout or microgreen seeds that are likely cheaper, but you can use any. I use a sprouting sandwich mix I buy in bulk from a local health food store.

Let the seeds soak for 12 hours. I usually add mine to the jar before bed and come back to them in the morning.

2. Once the 12 hours is up it is time to drain the water. I add my cheesecloth lid at this point and use that to drain the water out.

I personally choose to cover my jar with a small piece of cheesecloth and just put the water in through it and dump it over to drain without having to remove the lid. They also make special sprout jar lids you can buy as well. You could even just use a tea towel or small colander as well. You do not need to buy anything for this project.

Once the water is drained you just let it sit for 24 hours.

3. After 24 hours you will want to rinse your sprouts and drain the water.

4. You will keep doing this rinsing process every 24 hours until your sprouts reach the desired size. It usually takes mine anywhere from 5 to 7 days. See below images from days 2 to 6 (counting day 1 as socking day).

5. Once they have reached my desired size I give them a good rinse, and dry them off. I just put the regular jar lid back on them, wrap them in a paper towel and place them in the fridge and eat them as desired.

Happy Sprouting!


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