Sprout Magic Details

Make them the base for salads, add them at the last minute to homemade soups, even carry them around with you in a bag and eat them instead of chocolate bars and biscuits. They are sweet and delicious and won’t leave you with an energy slump.

There are many different seeds you can sprout – each with its own particular flavor and texture. Use the following chart as a guide to the variety of sprouts you can try.

Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Alfalfa 6-8 hours 3-4 tbsp 5-6 days 3.5 cm
1½ in
Rich in organic vitamins and minerals
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Fenugreek 6-8 hours ½ cup 3-4 days 1 cm½ in Have quite a strong ‘curry’ taste.
Good for ridding the body of toxins
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Adzuki beans 10-15 hours 1½ cups 3-5 days 2.5-3.5 cm
1-1½ in
Have a nutty flavor. Especially good for the kidneys
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Chickpeas 10-15 hours 2 cups 3-4 days 2.5 cm
1 in
May need to soak for 18 hrs to swell to their full size.
Replace the water during this time
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Lentils 10-15 hours 1 cup 3-5 days 0.5-2.5cm
¼–1 in
Try all different kinds of lentils.

They are good eaten young or up to 6 days old

Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Mung beans 10-15 hours 1 cup 3-5 days 1-5 cm
½-2½ in
Soak at least 15 hours.
Keep in the dark for a sweet sprout
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Sunflower seeds 10-15 hours 4 cups 1-2 days Same length as seed Soak them and sprout for just a day.
Bruise easily so handle carefully
Seeds Soak time To Yield 1 liter Ready to eat in Length of shoot Growing tips and notes
Wheat 12-15 hours 2 cups 2-3 days Same length as grain An excellent source of the B vitamins.
The soak water can be drunk straight or added to soups or juices

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