How to Sprout Seeds

Sprouts are seeds that have just begun to germinate, so you can grow them in only a few days. They're tasty and nutty and crunchy — and very good for you, so nibble them by the handful or sprinkle them on salads and sandwiches.

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3. Rinse and drain the seeds with cold water twice a day.

After a couple of days, taste a few sprouts to see if they are ready to eat.

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4. Rinse and drain the sprouts for a final time.

When the sprouts are ready, take off the muslin and leave them for eight hours so all the water can dry off.

Sprouted Pea Seeds Ready to EatEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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