I am taking part in A. Vogel’s BioSnacky 10-Day Sprouting Challenge. They sent me a BioSnacky Original Seed Sprouter to grow sprouts in 10 days and I get to tell everyone about the experience.
When I opened the box the first thing that I was impressed with was the design. I have never grown sprouts, so I don’t know if it’s a standard design or not but the container has 3 levels, so you can grow 3 different sprouts at the same time. You don’t waste water because each level has drainage syphon which allows the water to pour through each level rinsing all the seeds. You can see all the seeds growing and it’s beautiful on the table in my kitchen. It’s also top rack only dishwasher safe.
This morning I started by looking through the box and washing the sprouter with a mild soap and rinsing well. The box comes with the sprouter, an extra syphon, a packet of mung bean seeds and the instruction manual. I read through the instructions, which were easy to understand. I chose to grow the alfalfa, mung bean and radish sprouts which came in an extra box. Each seed package has enough to grow sprouts about 3 times, maybe even more. Each level has a different sprout seed and you just pour 1 litre of water on the top level. I just let the syphons work their magic. I imagine small kids would love this activity. It’s fun watching the water run through all 3 levels of the sprouter. The seeds take between 2-8 days to sprout. Each different seeds take a different amount of time and it’s specified on the seed package. The seeds need to be rinsed twice a day. Overall sprouting is an easy process.
My sprout experience goes as far as store bought alfalfa sprouts when I was a kid. I loved them, even if most of the time it was on sandwiches. As an adult I haven’t bought them. I’m not sure why because they are super healthy. I’ve never eaten mung bean sprouts and can’t wait to try out some recipes. I’ll be sure to share what I make.