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Learn about Sprouting

What is sprouting?
Sprouting is a period in the life cycle of plants when they part emergiing from the seed. (1)
This natural process is known as germination. (1)

What can be sprouted?

What does sprouting do?
Sprouting increases the availabillity of nutrients in seeds, grains, and legumes. (1)
During sprouting, changes take place within the seed that lead tothe degradation of antinutrients such as phytate and protease inhibitors. (1)
Sprouting has been shown to reduce phytate by 37 to 81% in various types of grains and legumes. (1)
There seems to be a slight decrease in lectins and protease inhibitors during sprouting. (1)

How long does sprouting take?
Sprouting takes a few days. 

How is sprouting initiated?

  1. Begin by rinsing the seeds to remove all debris, dirt and soil. (1)
  2. Soak the seeds for 2-12 hours in cool water. The soaking time depends on the type of seed.
  3. Rinse them thoroughly in water.
  4. Drain as much water as possible and place the seeds in a sprouting vessel, also called a sprouter. Make sure to place it out of direct sunlight.
  5. Repeat rinsing and draining 2-4 times. This should be done regularly, or once every 8-12 hours.

1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-reduce-antinutrients#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3