Monday, October 29, 2012

Broccoli Sprouts Day 3 and 4

I've been a bad blogger!  Not really...Sometimes you just gotta take a day off for yourself!  That's what we did.  Sunday was resting, reading and eating yummy food!

You'll have to wait til my final post of sprouting broccoli to learn about all of the wonderful health benefits of broccoli sprouts.  As I said in Day 2, the first 3 days are the same.  
Rinse and drain, soak then rinse on an 8 hour cycle.
Day 3 up close

Have you been diligent about rinsing your broccoli seeds and draining thoroughly?  The most common cause of inferior sprouts is not properly rinsing and draining.
Day 3 after soaking

Greening
On the 4th day relocate your sprouts if necessary.
If you've been keeping them away from light, move them. Avoid direct sun.  It can cook your sprouts. Indirect sunlight is best but virtually any light will do.
The end of Day 4!
Your sprouts will be done during day 5 or 6.
The majority of sprouts will have open leaves which will be green if you exposed them to light.

Before your final rinse; remove the seed hulls.
Brassica sprout hulls are quite large (relative to the seed and sprout) and they hold a lot of water - which can dramatically lessen the shelf life of your sprouts

Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after the final rinse.  After you de-hull and the final rinse we need to drain very thoroughly and let our sprouts dry a bit.  At this time, you can spread your seeds out only a plate

Transfer the sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice.

5 comments:

Christine said...

Oh!! Wow! How interesting! I have to show this to Gabrielle! She did an experiment on sprouts two years ago.

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Becca Acker said...

Thanks for sharing this info at A Humble Bumble :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hi! Stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/clever-chicks-blog-hop-6.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Katherines Corner said...

happy sprouting! You are right sometimes we just need some time to rest Thank you for sharing at the hop. xo

Betsy Pool said...

Your sprouts look great! Thanks for sharing.