Alfalfa Sprouts Organic
Homegrown sprouts are a healthy addition to any salad or sandwich year-round. Growing your own sprouts is also a great way to get your gardening fix through the cold days of winter! Alfalfa sprouts contain a concentrated amount of certain vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin K and vitamin C. Alfalfa sprouts contain just 8 calories and 0 grams of fat per cup. You should rinse alfalfa sprouts thoroughly under running water for one to two minutes and allow them to drain before eating them. Add rinsed alfalfa sprouts to a green salad or add them to a sandwich or burger. Approx. 475 seeds/gram.
Distribute evenly a very thin layer of seed. The seeds will swell and require a lot of space. Approximately one tablespoon of small seed and two tablespoons of larger seed is enough for the Victorio Sprouter. For proper germination, seeds should remain wet, but not submerged in water. The Victorio Sprouting Kit is designed to retain a small amount of water, just the right amount. Rinse the seeds once or twice each day for best results.
Sprouting in the dark will force the sprouts to elongate, but sprouting with some exposure to light will have an added benefit of allowing the tiny plants to produce chlorophyll and turn green for more nutritional value.
Using the Victorio Sprouter:
Place seeds in the top 3 trays. The bottom tray is to collect the water. Once the seeds are in each tray, fill the top tray, not quite to the top, with tepid water. Cold water may impede germination. The water will drain through each tray and finally into the collection tray. Remember to dump out the bottom tray before you fill the top the next time.
Sprouts are ready to eat in 2-7 days. Always use clean water and clean practices. It is a good idea to disinfect your sprouter between crops by soaking in a solution of 1 Tbsp of bleach to 1 Pint of water.
Please Note: The tiny seedlings develop very fine, fuzzy root hairs that can sometimes be mistaken for mould. If you think you are growing mould, look closely at one of the seedlings to determine if it is simply the fuzzy root hairs that you are seeing.