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Super Easy Home Grown Sprouts

Grow your own nutrient-dense sprouts!

Bean sprouts are tiny little plants that grow after soaking mung beans in water overnight. Fresh sprouts are more digestible than eating cooked legumes and provide nutrients not found in cooked beans.


Yes, bean sprouts are paleo, ancestral, primal, and real food from a nutritional point of view!

Bean sprouts are a great addition to a salad or stir fry.

Try this fabulous combo: sprouts, grapefruit, avocado with a little extra virgin olive oil and tasty balsamic vinegar.

The sprouts sold in the grocery store are often moldy and expensive.
Here is an easy, affordable method for growing your own sprouts. You will have success, even if you do not have a green thumb!

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  • Get a half gallon mason jar (if you want to be fancy, buy a NOW Sprouting Jar, but not necessary…or you can buy the lid only and use your own half gallon jar)
  • To the half gallon jar, add 1/3 – 1/2 cup dried organic mung beans or other sprouting seeds.
  • Cover with water, sit on counter overnight.
  • Next day, drain, rinse, drain. Leave jar sideways on the counter for more surface area.
  • A few times a day – rinse and drain to keep them moist, not wet.
  • When they look like the size in the photo, they are done. Transfer to a container with lid, and move them to the refrigerator.

Learn More about Sprouting

Sprouting 101