CRESS SPROUTS

Cress · Lepidium sativum

Cress sprouting seeds FRESH SPROUTS

CRESS
SEEDS

Cress sprouts 3 days FRESH SPROUTS

CRESS
3 DAYS

Cress sprouts organic FRESH SPROUTS

CRESS SPROUTS
6 DAYS

TASTE • EDIBLE PARTS

Cress sprouts that you grow yourself have a great, spicy taste of freshly cut cress.

Cress seeds can not be grown directly in a sprouter of plastic or glass. This is because cress seeds are mucilaginous – They form a thin layer of gel when they get wet. The solution is easy: Grow them on a thin layer of organic cotton on a plate.

When you grow cress on cotton, you can only eat the stem and roots. The roots and cotton pads are discarded. They could for example go in your green bin as organic cotton is 100% natural plant fibres.

NUTRIENTS IN CRESS SPROUTS

VITAMINS
A, B3, C, E

MINERALS
Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

PROTEIN
2% – measured in relation to sprouts consisting of 75% water

SIZE • LOOKS

The thin, bright green stem is 10 cm long and ends in the decorative green, pointed leaves.

Cress sprouts are easy to grow on organic cotton placed on a little plate. They will cast their dark brown hulls when they unfold their leaves. You could eat the hulls, if you would like even more fiber than your get from only the sprouts.

If the cress have yellowish or white leaves the day after they unfold their leaves, you can place them a little lighter. Then they will form chlorophyll in their small leaves and turn green very soon.

RECIPES WITH CRESS SPROUTS

Cress sprouts are delicious with egg in sandwiches or as a tasteful ornament on scrampled eggs. Cress also goes well with light fish.

I personally love to let cress sprouts give my salads and wraps a spicy zing. Other times I use them in green dips used with raw vegetable sticks.