We often get queried about what is ‘sproutable’ at WP.
Our very own, Belinda, shares this list of goodies available at Wasteless Pantry that she has managed to sprout successfully:
Mung Beans – super duper easy, they will sprout just looking at water
Red Kidney Bean
Whole Wheat Grain
Amanda has also had some luck with Lentils, Popping Corn and sunflower kernels.
Larger beans are probably better sprouted in jars, I used a flat sprouter and the seeds went mouldy JUST as they started to sprout because it took so long.
Things that probably sprout but that we haven’t tried:
Other beans not listed above
Other spice seeds not listed above
1. Soak your chosen item in a jar for 12 to 24 hours
2. Drain and cover with a lightweight, mesh fabric leaving upside down on its side in a bowl to allow drainage as well as air circulation
3. Each day for 2 to 5 days rinse and drain to keep hydrated
Once they have sprouted enough you can keep them in the fridge to slow down further growth. Eat them quickly though whilst they are at their best!