Sprouting Alfalfa seeds at home is simple and fun. No special or expansive equipment is necessary and the sprouts are both tasty and very healthy. They contain a concentrated amount of calcium and vitamin K and C. They have 0 grams of fat and as my mother — which is a weight watchers support group instructor — says, they are free food. No need to calculate their little calories in your diet (if you are counting calories).
How To Grow Alfalfa Sprouts At Home:
I used this half a gallon Ball jar, rubber band and a nylon ankle sock. If you don’t have such a sock and there is a mall close by, go try some shoes at Macy’s. Just don’t forget to forget your socks and please don’t tell anyone I told you to do that. If there isn’t a mall close by, you can order those here.
Then, lay the jar on its side in a well lit spot in the house. An area that is getting a lot of natural light is ideal. For the next few days, fill the jar with water every morning, Make sure all the seeds are washed in the water and then empty the jar and lay it back on its side.
Fill the jar with water for the last time. Take off the nylon sock and the band, place your hand loosely over the mouth of the jar and empty the water. You want to let the seed’s coats and the seeds that did not germinate exit with the water without loosing too many sprouts.
Store them in a container or a jar in the refrigerator. I love adding them to sandwiches and salads, but honestly, I can just sprinkle them with salt and eat them by themselves. They are crunchy and delicious.
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