Spicy Salad Mix 1701
Spicy blend of lentils, alfalfa, red clover, radish, canola and black
mustard. NOTE: This mix contains gelatinous seeds that may clog the
screen in the Jar-Lid method.
Soaking Time: 6-8 hours
Sprouting time: 3-6 days
Recommended methods: Sprouting Tray or Easy Sprouter
Yield: 1 Tbsp = 2-3 cups
Sprouting Tray Method:
This is another simple method that
allows you to produce several different types of sprouts at the same
time. Sprouting trays, like the SproutMaster
and Bioset Germinator are usually plastic and stackable. They have
multiple chambers with perforated bottoms to allow water to drain
through and are modular, allowing you to grow as many different types of
sprouts at once as you wish. With some models the bottom becomes the
lid for storage. To follow the basic method below, first check the back
of your sprout package or our listings below for variety-specific
- Cover the bottom of the sprouting tray with one single layer of seed.
- Place the tray and seeds in a dish of water and soak for required
time. (Alternatively, once you've measured your seeds in the tray, you
can put the seeds in a bowl, fill the bowl with water, and soak for
required time. Drain well.)
- Twice a day, rinse the seeds. Either rinse under a tap of running
water, or use a spray bottle to mist well. Tip the tray to the side to
- Refrigerate to store once sprouts are ready. Sprouts can be
refrigerated for up to a week in a sealed container. (Sprouts store best
when they are fairly dry- do not store immediately after rinsing.)
- NOTE: The Bioset Germinator contains a siphon system which
automatically adjusts the water level and humidity in each chamber.
Ideally one should simply fill the top chamber with water twice daily.
However, it is recommended to drain each tray individually to ensure
Pros of the Sprout Tray Method:
Excellent for most sprouts
Cons of the Sprout Tray Method:
More expensive than Jar-Lid method
Less space for taller sprouts like mung beans
More difficult to clean than with the Jar-Lid method, use a vegetable brush.
The Easy Sprouter works well for most seeds,
and as the name implies, makes the process very easy. It is essentially a
plastic cup with a second cup that fits inside it with drainage holes
in the bottom, and a perforated lid to go on top. It comes with an
insert for small seeds, a closed lid for refrigerator storage, and a
perforated lid for travel (so your sprouts can breathe). The design
provides better air circulation and drainage than the Jar-Lid method or
the Sprout-Master. They are especially good for sprouting
more-challenging mung beans because of the opaque plastic and upright
shape. To follow the basic method below, first check the back of your
sprout package or our listings below for variety-specific directions:
- Place desired quantity of seed in the sprouter. Use small seed insert if sprouting smaller seeds like alfalfa or clover.
- Fill container with water, then remove inner cup and allow water to drain out through the bottom.
- Replace inner cup and fill container with water so seeds are covered by 1, then soak for required time.
- Allow water to drain by removing inner cup, then replace and cover with perforated lid.
- Rinse seeds twice a day until they are ready. Leave lid off for a few hours in bright indirect light to green your sprouts.
- To store, use solid lid and keep in the refrigerator up to a week, rinsing each day.
- To travel, use perforated lid to allow airflow and discourage mold.
Pros of the Easy Sprouter:
Excellent airflow and drainage
Ideal for mung bean sprouts
Makes storage and traveling easy
Easy to clean, dishwasher safe
Made of non-leaching plastic
Cons of the Easy Sprouter:
More expensive than Jar-Lid method