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Easy Healthy Guide to Sprouting

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Easy Healthy Guide to Sprouting

No space for a veggie garden? Winter months setting in? Think your green thumb has gone gray? Sprouting seeds may be just the antioxidant-rich, fresh fix you’ve been looking for.

Here you’ll find info on the health benefits of sprouts, simple sprouting directions and one of my favorite sprouted lentil salads!

Sprouts are incredibly simple and fast to grow.

They will grow:

- in any climate, at any time of year
- without soil and in low sunlight
- without weeding
-  indoors with a minimum amount of space
- to 400% their size or more in 5 days
- to maturity in 3-5 days!

Not convinced yet?

Next: Health benefits of sprouts and simple growing instructions.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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5:44AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013


1:01AM PDT on May 8, 2013

Grew these as a young girl for a class assignment. Had forgotten about growing them...thanks for sharing. Very easy. Fun for kids.

6:07PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

Sounds like fun!

6:08PM PST on Jan 20, 2012


4:29PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

This looks easier than I thought!

9:39AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Thanks for this!

8:25AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

I'm amazed... Seems to easy. I already turned into making my own bread, I have to try this, since I just love vegetables and similar... Thank you so much for sharing.

2:53PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Okay. I have a jar of orange lentils I'm heading to sprout right now! Thanks for poking me to remember to sprout.

2:48PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

This seems very complicated for those of us without a green thumb. I would love it if someone would sell the pre-prepped version (and not just the mung beans) as I would absolutely eat them if I could buy them!

12:27PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

i guess that is why i will never be one of the skinny ones out there in life. i was given a a sprout salad for lunch once. and try as i might i could not get it down my throat. there are certain greens i just did not like the taste of. and another time it had a mold taste to it. i have to go with less sprouts but i am glad there those out there who think it is the great!

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