How to Make Sandwich and Salad Sprouts
We’ve all been there, wanting some nutritious sprouts and standing in front of a display at the grocery store wondering how long they’ll keep and why they’re so expensive.
What if I told you that you could keep a consistent supply of fresh sprouts in your kitchen with just a few minutes of upkeep per day? What if I also told you that they will cost a small fraction of the price your store-bought sandwich sprouts cost?
Choosing Seed Sprouts for Sandwiches
The best sprouts for sandwiches and salads are vegetable seeds. These include radishes, broccoli, and alfalfa. These are the type of sprouts you’ll find in your local health food store. They are thin, crunchy, and packed with nutrients.
But you don’t want to just sprout any old seed. Some seeds are sprayed with chemicals either as a pesticide or in order to keep them from sprouting too fast.
For this reason be sure that you seek out only seeds labeled “sprouting” or “sproutable”. You can find them here.
The Basics of Sprouting
Sprouts are simply the smallest, earliest life of a plant. So if you have a handful of radish seeds and stick them in the soil and water them you will soon have a sprout. But, if you allow it to grow past this point you might have a delicious red radish within weeks.
This beginning growth of the seed is what we are after when we sprout seeds in our kitchen. It is simply a matter of keeping them moist, rinsing often to avoid mold, and exposing them to sunlight towards the end to get them a good dose of chlorophyll.
How to Eat Sandwich Sprouts
Obviously these are delicious in sandwiches, but here are a few other ideas for you:
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to add some extra nutrients, chlorophyll, and variety to your diet then we highly recommend you try your hand at making vegetable sprouts.
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