Why should you grow your own Sprouts and Microgreens

There are many great reasons to grow sprouts and microgreens.
Here are 7 of the best benefits for you and the environment.

Why Sprouts and Microgreens are healthy

Grow Sprouts for your Health

Sprouts and Microgreens are full of natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, plant fibers, chlorophyll and vitality.

Your homegrown sprouts and microgreens are also low-calorie and contain very low fat. Therefore the little plants can support your body’s natural balance and health.

Sprouts are Sustainable food

Homegrown Sprouts are very sustainable food because:
Dry seeds weigh only 1/15 of cultivated sprouts, so transport of seeds mean less CO2. Also you only grow the Sprouts when you need them, so there is no food waste. And Sprouts do not require soil, fertilizer, extra light or heat to grow.

The bigger Microgreens need a little liquid fertilizer and 8-14 hours of artificial lighting from day 5 and until you harvest these bigger plants.

Why Sprouts and Microgreens are sustainable food
Why Sprouts and Microgreens are calming

Growing Sprouts is Calming

Sprouts and Microgreens pretty much tend to themselves. All you have to do is calmly rinse them twice a day for 10-15 seconds each time.

This easy daily ritual will give you a little time to breathe deeply. A break you can use to also give yourself a little water and a loving thought. This is why growing your own Sprouts and Microgreens is so peaceful and healthy for your mind.

Sprouts are Organic and Clean

When you grow your own Sprouts and Microgreens from organic sprouting seeds, you know that your food is free from chlorine, pesticides and soil bacteria.

You also know, that your home-grown plants have been rinsed with the water, you feel safe for otherwise drink yourself. Another plus is that they are completely fresh as these small plants are growing right up until you eat them. So as a sprout cultivator, you can feed your body with pure, living food.

Why Sprouts and Microgreens are organic and clean
Why Sprouts and Microgreens are protein rich

Many Sprouts are rich in Protein

Sprouts from Peas, Lentils, Mung bean, Adzuki and Chickpea are rich in plant protein.

Because sprouts are living plants, the proteins are easy to digest for your body.
An extra plus is that as you eat your sprouts raw, you do not use electricity to cook them. And as you eat the sprouts raw, they are alcaline in your body as all fresh, raw greens.

Sprout cultivation is fun for all

It is fun to grow your own Sprouts and Microgreens.

There is something fascinating about growing your own food. By the way, some Sprouts like Peas, Lentils and Mung beans are so fast and easy to grow that even children will have a sure success in cultivating them.
This makes especially Sprouts a fun pleasure for both small and large plant lovers.

Why Sprouts and Microgreens are fun
Why Sprouts and Microgreens are rich in nutrients

Sprouts provide natural Energy

Sprouts and Microgreens provide natural energy to your body as they are full of vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and plant fibre.

When you cultivate your sprouting beans, lentils and seeds instead of boiling them, these nutrients are kept intact in the sprout or plants. That is because vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids are heat-sensitive. So by eating Sprouts and Microgreens you can get lots of natural energy.

How you grow Sprouts in 2-6 days

Step 1 sprout guide
Step 2 sprout guide
Step 3 sprout guide
Step 4 sprout guide
Step 5 sprout guide
Step 6 sprout guide

How you grow Microgreens in 12-14 days

Step 1-5 microgreen guide
Step 6 microgreen guide
Step 7 microgreen guide
Step 8 microgreen guide
Step 9 microgreen guide
Step 10 microgreen guide

Are you ready to Sprout?

Are Sprouts and Microgreens healthy?

Yes, they are full of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants as well as Plant Protein and Fibre so they are as healthy as fresh, organic salad and greens.

Are Sprouts sustainable food?

Yes, if you grow the sprouts at home in sprouters you can use for several years and rinse them with clean drinkable water, then their CO2 foot print is extremely small. You can even choose to buy paper bags for the seeds to give your purchase an extra low CO2 value. Also FRESH SPROUTS always use recycled cardboard, paper packaging and paper tape to wrap your order.

Are Sprouts organic and non-GMO?

Yes, but only if you grow your sprouts from organic non-GMO sprouting seeds and use clean water to rinse them. As you grow them in sprouting jars or reusable sprouters from food proff plast then the seeds and plants stay organic all through your cultivation.

Are Sprouts rich in Protein?

Yes, all of your sprouts contain protein in the form of amino acids. But Legume sprouts from Lentils, Peas and Beans contain more amino acids then leafy sprouts.

How long does it take to grow Sprouts and Microgreens?

Depending on the seed variety it takes 2-4 days to grow Legume sprouts and 6 days to grow Leafy sprouts. It takes 12-14 days to grow the bigger Microgreens with 2-4 sets of leafs.

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