How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts in a Sprouting Jar

Alfalfa sprouts have a mild and nutty taste. Add them to salads, raw food dishes and sandwiches.

YOU’LL NEED

    One litre glass sprouting jar.

  • Two tablespoons of non-GMO, non-hybrid and not chemically treated (preferably organic) alfalfa seeds.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPROUTING ALFALFA SEEDS

  • Rinse 2 tablespoons of seeds in cool water.
  • Add seeds to your glass sprouting jar. Top up with water. Soak for 3 – 6 hours.
  • Drain the water from your seeds, using the sprouting lid (strainer) in your jar. Rinse with cool water for at least a few minutes.
  • Place your jar upside down in a bowl or in a dish drainer, and leave to drain for 8-12 hours.
  • Rinse well.
  • Keep your jar out of sunlight for the first 3 days until the tiny sprout tails emerge.
  • After 3 days, move your sprouting jar to a position with indirect sunlight (direct sunlight will wilt your sprouts). The light will ‘green up’ your sprouts.
  • Your alfalfa sprouts will be ready for harvest in 3-5 days.
  • The yield is approximately 1.5 – 2 cups of fresh, living sprouts.
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