Untamed Health's Super Sprouter Germinator: While you can grow sprouts in empty jars, the most reliable results are found with our Super Sprouter Germinator. These are especially designed to allow water to drain easily, allowing healthy sprouts to grow.
Why are sprouts so nutritious?
Since seeds can’t make energy through photosynthesis or suck up nutrients through their roots, they need to have all the energy and nutrients they will need for their first few days of life stored up. Once they start to sprout they release all of this energy and nutrients into tasty sprouts. This makes sprouts particularly rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Can I grow them?
The beauty of sprouts is that you can grow them yourself! They only need water and warmth to germinate, so you really can’t go wrong. Since they can often be harvested in just a few days, you can sow seeds a few days apart to keep a constant supply of sprouts going.
What do I do with them?
Sprouts are easy to use in cooking! They can be eaten raw or cooked. You can toss them into a salad, use as a garnish or even add to a stir fry!
Growing sprouts at home can be a simple and rewarding practice with several benefits:
Nutritional Value: Sprouts are a concentrated source of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. They are particularly rich in vitamins C and K, folate, fiber, and protein. As they grow, their nutrient content often increases.
Freshness: When you grow sprouts at home, you have complete control over their freshness. You can harvest them at their peak, ensuring maximum nutritional value and flavor.
Cost-Efficient: Growing your own sprouts is cost-effective. A small quantity of seeds can yield a substantial amount of sprouts, making it an economical way to add nutrient-rich food to your diet.
Convenience: Sprouts are easy and quick to grow, typically taking just a few days. They require minimal space and equipment, making them suitable for small living spaces or urban environments.
Year-Round Availability: You can grow sprouts year-round, regardless of the weather or season. This means you can enjoy fresh, homegrown produce regardless of where you live.
Customization: You can choose the types of seeds or legumes you want to sprout, allowing you to customize your sprouts to your taste and dietary preferences.
Reduced Food Waste: Growing sprouts at home reduces food waste because you can harvest and consume them as needed. There's no need to worry about sprouts spoiling in your refrigerator.
Hygiene and Safety: When you grow sprouts at home, you have control over the cleanliness and safety of the growing environment. Commercially produced sprouts have occasionally been associated with foodborne illness outbreaks, but homegrown sprouts can be safer when proper hygiene and sanitation practices are followed.
Educational Experience: Growing sprouts can be a fun and educational activity for both adults and children. It offers insights into plant growth and can be a stepping stone to more extensive gardening.
Sustainability: Growing sprouts at home can be considered a sustainable practice because it reduces the need for transportation and packaging associated with store-bought produce. It also conserves water and energy compared to growing full-grown vegetables.
Flavor and Texture: Homegrown sprouts often have a fresher and crisper texture compared to store-bought sprouts. You can experiment with different types of sprouts to discover new flavors and textures to enhance your meals.
Incorporating sprouts into your diet can contribute to a healthier and more diverse range of foods. Just be sure to follow proper hygiene practices, such as washing your hands
Step-by-Step Sprouting Instructions:
Step 1: Clean Your Super Sprouter Germinator
Start by thoroughly cleaning your Super Sprouter Germinator glass jar and lid. You can use hot water and soap or use a dishwasher to sterilise them.
Step 2: Choose Sprouting Seeds
Start with high-quality, food-grade sprouting seeds. Some of the easiest and popular sprouts to grow include alfalfa, mung beans, radish, broccoli, and lentils.
Step 3: Measure the Seeds
Follow the instructions on each packet for measurements.
Step 4: Rinse the Seeds
Start by rinsing the seeds provided in your kit under running water to remove dust and debris. Use the lid as a strainer.
Step 5: Pre-soak the Seeds
Fill the clean glass jar with water.
Allow the seeds to soak to initiate the germination process.
Follow the instructions on the packet.
Step 6: Drain the Seeds
After soaking, use the lid sieve to drain the water from the jar, and let stand on the specially designed lid ensuring there's no excess water.
Step 7: Rinse and Drain (Repeat)
For the next 3–5 days, rinse and drain the seeds 2–3 times daily to keep them moist and promote healthy sprout growth.
Step 8: Maintain Ideal Conditions
Place your jar in a location with indirect sunlight and maintain a consistent temperature of 65-75°F (18-24°C).
The Specially Designed Lid ensures ventilation during the sprouting process.