Fresh sprouts are basically very young plants that grow from seeds if you expose them to the right temperature and moisture. They are packed with nutrition and are commonly used in meals because of that.
Germinating or sprouting is the process, where sprouts are starting to grow into small shoots. Depending on the type of seed, we have many different sprouts available. They are used as addition to salads, sandwiches or snacks. You can choose different color, size and flavor of the sprouts.
See answers to FAQs about sprouting below.
1. Put 2 tbsp of seeds of your choice in the bottom of the jar and cover with water to soak for 12 hrs.
2. After 12 hrs rinse the sprouts with fresh water (not too cold) and drain the water through the strainer lid.
3. Screw on the top lid, but not too tight – to allow air circulation. Turn Kefirko upside down.
4. Rinse the sprouts every 24 hrs, and in 4–6 days they will be ready for use, packed with vitamins and nutrients: they make a delicious meal on their own, but can also be added to salads and other dishes.
Fresh sprouts are a highly nutritious addition to salads, sandwiches or snacks. For sprouting use seeds with high germination which means they will sprout nicely and fast. You can also choose depending on color, texture, size and flavor.
Which seeds to choose for sprouting?
Typically we use for sprouting: Alfalfa, Arugula, Mung bean, Fenugreek, Broccoli, Radish, Mustard, Kale, Onion, Garbanzo beans, Wheat, Lentil, Grains, Beet, etc. Choose the seeds that are organic, non-GMO, untreated, have tested negative for the presence of E. coli 0157 and Salmonella.
You can use kefir fermenter Kefirko for sprouting
Sprouting usually takes a few days. First you have to soak the seeds in the water for at least 8 hrs up to 24 hrs. Then depending on the seeds, sprouting can take 4-6 days until the sprouts are ready to use.
Seeds will thrive in Kefirko kefir fermenter
We recommend rinsing the seeds with fresh water 1-3 times a day for best results. Gently rinse the sprouts to avoid damaging new sprouts. Be sure to drain the sprouts well before leaving it to sprout again.
Sprouting in Kefirko is easy