Alfalfa sprouts are particularly easy, and fast. The seeds can be purchased at any organic food market - and are quite inexpensive.
They contain a variety of valuable nutrients including calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, and zinc. Alfalfa is the only plant that supplies the full range of vitamins, from A, B complex including B12, C, E, and K.
All you need to grow them are:
- a jar
- an elastic band
- a piece of fine mesh or an old nylon stocking
- Make sure the jar is clean.
- Put a couple of teaspoons of seeds into the jar and fill it with lukewarm water.
- Put the mesh over the top of the jar and secure it with the elastic band.
- Let the seeds sit on the counter form 2 to 6 hours, then drain.
- Rinse them twice a day for the next several days.
- When leaves have begun to form, they are ready to eat.
Day 4, they are getting 'legs'
And become garnish on a lunch salad
or on scrambled egg whites.