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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Eating Home Grown Sprouts

Sunflower Sprouts in the Tray

Sunflower Sprouts Salad. They taste good - a bit nutty. It's a veggie that tastes like sunflower seed. How's that for yummy!? They lift the taste of the tomatoes and are very crisp and crunchy.

Salsa with sunflower sprouts

Moth Bean Sprouts. These are called matki sprouts too and are often eaten in the Indian state of Maharashtra. They're usually steamed and tossed with rice and Indian spices. I am going to wait till the leaves appear and toss them with slices of peach.

The Easigarden trays are easy to use. Fill the bottom tray with water. Line the top tray with seeds. Fit them all together like the photo below.  The cover is an optional buy. You don't really need it because when the seeds have sprouted they need ventilation and the cover must be removed. The cover is only useful when the seeds are sprouting because it simulates the damp and still conditions of a seed buried in earth.

I think I'm going to continue sprouting. These are the cheapest high quality vegetables ( guaranteed sans pesticide) that I have ever eaten. One bag of moth beans is about $1.50 It gives you trays and trays and trays of sprouts... all fresh and crunchy. Plus... they're really idiot proof to grow, and can be harvested within 5 days. They don't even need sunlight. The ambient light indoors is enough to ensure they turn green. Grown in pitch darkness, the leaves will sprout yellow.

There is no skill required because there is no need to read soil conditions, adjust sunlight, concoct fertilizer. One needs to change water once a day and voilĂ ! Crisp and crunchy vegetables ready for the plate!

My domestic helper, despite coming from an agricultural family, has no luck with my plants. My plants take one look at her and flop over dead. Even she can manage to care for the sprouts.


Anonymous said...

I agree with easy to grow some nutritious sprouts!

Petunia Lee said...

Theanne - Hey! Another sprout enthusiast!