We are all familiar with the sprouts and cress we see in the supermarket, but is there really anything to them?
Sprouts and germ buds are often used by bars and restaurants as a garnish on soups or salads. But there is much more to them than can be seen at a first glance. They are tiny magical weapons that can fight off fatigue for example.
Sprouts taste incredibly fresh and can be spicy, fruity or simply refreshing depending on the type. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making they not only tasty but also extremely healthy.
Unfortunately, supermarkets usually only have a very limited selection of sprouts, and they don't remain fresh and crisp for long due to the amount of time they spend in storage.
The solution is at your fingertips: just make your own sprouts easily at home. This is how it works: You will need 1.5 tablespoons of seeds (such as mung bean, lentil, radish or red clover) and a 0.5ml glass. Put the seeds in the glass and fill the glass halfway with water. The seeds need to absorb the water, so let them rest in the glass for 6 to 8 hours. Then, carefully pour off the water and place the glass in a sunny spot. Now you need to wait. Soon you will be amazed at how your seeds begin to sprout. Fill the glass with water and then pour it off again at least twice a day. This will keep the sprouts moist and help them to grow better. After 2 to 3 days, the sprouts will have grown enough and are ready to eat. Sprouts taste especially good on a piece of bread with cream cheese, in a salad or a soup, or simply eaten plain!