How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts at Home - And Why You Should!

Growing your own sprouts at home is a fun, exciting and healthy project!

Broccoli sprouts are 10x – 100x higher in some cancer fighting compounds than the actual mature vegetable!

Sprouts are a tasty and nutritious addition to sandwiches, salads, or stirred into a bowl of soup. You may have noticed they can be a bit pricey at your local grocery store, but luckily they are very easy and affordable to grow at home. I chose to focus on growing Broccoli Sprouts because they are quite the super food! Broccoli sprouts are 10x-100x higher in some cancer fighting compounds than the actual mature vegetable. They are also packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and a variety of vitamins and minerals. The process of growing your own sprouts involves soaking the broccoli seeds overnight and then keeping them in a dark and warm place while they germinate.The key to growing healthy sprouts is regular rinsing and draining which will prevent mold and fungi from growing.

What You Will Need:

Wide-mouth quart jar

Sprouting lid

Broccoli Seeds
Filtered Water

Instructions for Growing Broccoli Sprouts:

Add 2 tablespoons of broccoli sprouting seeds to a wide-mouthed quart jar.

Cover with a few inches of filtered water and cap with a sprouting lid (cheesecloth or mesh will work too!)

Store in a warm, dark place overnight, like a kitchen cabinet.

The next morning, drain the liquid off and rinse with fresh water. Be sure to drain all the water off.

Repeat this 3-4 times a day. Continue to store your seeds in a warm, dark place. After a few days, the seeds will start to break open and grow!

Eventually, the sprouts will be an inch or so long and have yellow leaves. Now you can move the sprouts out into the sunlight.

Continue to rinse them 3-4 times a day until the leaves are dark green. Now they are ready to eat!

This whole process will take about a week. Patience is key!

Once they are ready, replace the sprouting lid with a standard mason jar lid and store in the refrigerator.

Serve on top of salads, stirred into soups, or however strikes your fancy.

Growing your own sprouts at home is a fun, exciting and healthy project!