Nutritious – when seeds are sprouted their proteins, enzymes and vitamins are increased along with their benefits. At the same their toxicity and enzyme blockers are decreased and digestibility is increased.
Fresh – as they are home grown, they don’t use their vitamins.
Cheap – you can produce your food any time with minimum time and effort.
Diverse –you can create many kinds of sprouts and always find new products
Conditions for Sprouting;
Air – like many other small plants and herbs, sprouts also need air to breath. Without air they get mouldy and rotten.
Water –after a good soaking (usually 4 hours) sprouts should be shaken two times a day. Regularity is the key word! If you don’t hydrate you sprouts after first days, they won’t be sprouted. At the same time, you need to leave enough space for drainage. If they are not drained, they will get rotten and drowned.
Heat – heat is vital for blooming and growing of sprouts. 20-23 degrees is ideal for sprouting. They are withered in excess heat. Cold delays their growth but it’s a good method of conservation.
Space – to get the best results, you need to create enough space for your sprouts. Some sprouts can grow 30 times bigger then their seeds. A small or stuffed can will avoid enough light and air.
Light – many sprouts don’t need light during the first days of their growing period. As they grow, they’ll need light. However, it is not suggested to expose them to direct sun light. With enough light they’ll grow in optimum amount.