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Sprouting

Last post Tue, Aug 30 2011 12:44 PM by grame. 5 replies.
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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 11:29 AM

    • mum2four
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    Sprouting

    Does anyone grow their own sprouts? I have just started growing my own, alfalfa and mung beans. They will be ready in a couple of days. How do I store them....will a closed mason jar work or do they need some sort of ventilation in the fridge?

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 11:43 AM In reply to

    • grame
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    Re: Sprouting

     I don't like the feel of alfalfa sproust in my mouth, but we love mung beans.  Great in wraps, asian and on salads.  After my spouts have sprouted, I rinse really well (to get rid of the shell covering), drain and put back in the jar I used to sprout and replace the screen and band.  keeps for quite awhile with ventilation.

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 2:10 PM In reply to

    • mum2four
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    Re: Sprouting

    The sprout jar lids are plastic that I have....so your saying I should just use that as a lid.  I think though I will put them in a clean jar when I refridgerate them.

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 3:54 PM In reply to

    Re: Sprouting

    Yes, sprouter here but haven't for awhile

     

    You can store in an open clean jar or wrap in a paper towel and store loosely... I would not recommend storing them in a small jar that will cram them though, give them room to breath however you end up storing them. I would NOT recommend covering the jar if you do use one... best bet is to use a tray and wrap them in paper towel and allow breathing space... sprouts often continue to sprout

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  • Mon, Aug 29 2011 2:23 PM In reply to

    • BuddingRose66
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    Re: Sprouting

    Before eating the sprouts, rinse them to remove the seed hulls. Use a colander with large enough holes to wash away the hulls but not the sprouts (the inner part of a salad spinner works well for most sprouts).

    Using a salad spinner, spin the sprouts until they are thoroughly dry (it’s important not to store them wet or they will rot), then bag and refrigerate them. If you don’t have a salad spinner, blot the sprouts gently with paper towels or a clean dishtowel before storing. Eat them within a few days for the best flavor.

     (i would make sure they have ventilation... like you would do with your lettuce)

  • Tue, Aug 30 2011 12:44 PM In reply to

    • grame
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    Re: Sprouting

    mum2four:
    I think though I will put them in a clean jar when I refridgerate them.
     

     

    Not to be a smart arz, but I just assumed everyone would know to follow basic food safety precautions so I didn't write the obvious.

    I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. ~Susan B. Anthony
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