Growing Edible Sprouts With Kids - Knowledgebase Question

Glens Falls, NY
Question by kathyb02
March 13, 2001
I'm interested in growing edible sprouts with my kids indoors. Which ones are edible and how should we do it?


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Answer from NGA
March 13, 2001

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this, but younger children may need help, especially if the jar is made of glass.

The seeds should sprout in a few days and can remain in the jar for about four more days. Rinse the sprouts daily. Some sprouts are more bitter than others, and children seem to be more sensitive to the bitterness than adults Your child may prefer some of the mild-flavored sprouts, such as mung bean and alfalfa.

If you grow the sprouts in a bright location, they will be green. When grown in the dark, they are pale and may be less flavorful. Rinse the sprouts well before eating, but you don't need to separate out the hulls. You can store leftovers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for a few days. Sprouts make great snacks for kids and can even be packed in lunch boxes!



this, but younger children may need help, especially if the jar is made of glass.

The seeds should sprout in a few days and can remain in the jar for about four more days. Rinse the sprouts daily. Some sprouts are more bitter than others, and children seem to be more sensitive to the bitterness than adults Your child may prefer some of the mild-flavored sprouts, such as mung bean and alfalfa.

If you grow the sprouts in a bright location, they will be green. When grown in the dark, they are pale and may be less flavorful. Rinse the sprouts well before eating, but you don't need to separate out the hulls. You can store leftovers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for a few days. Sprouts make great snacks for kids and can even be packed in lunch boxes!



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