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seedsMr Green, true to his name is back on his raw diet for the summer. One of the things he eats during this time are sprouted seeds.

Sprouted seeds are a true superfood. Packed with vitamins, trace minerals and easy to digest, they are a valuable addition to your diet. You can use them in salads, pep up your favourite sandwich filling or use them as a base for a delicious salad.

Surprisingly, sprouted seeds are full of protein and a fabulous food for a vegan diet.

To sprout your own seeds all you need is a large empty glass jar, such as a coffee jar and some muslin (or an old pair of tights!)

  • Put a tablespoon or so of seeds into the bottom of the jar. Trust me on this; I know it looks like a tiny amount, but you’ll be amazed by how many sprouted seeds you get – you’ll have a garden in there is no time at all!
  • Soak the seeds in water overnight then rinse well through the muslin.
  • Every 12 hours, cover the seeds with water, swish them around for a moment, leave for a minute and rinse well
  • After a few days the seeds will have burst open and produced shoots which means you can begin to eat them!
  • You can store them in a plastic container in the ‘fridge for up to a week.

If you find you are making lots of sprouted seeds, then a good investment is a tiered sprouter. All you have to do is pour the water through twice a day, let it drip through to the bottom layer and empty it. I confess, this is much easier than using a jar, but there is an investment cost involved.

Don’t waste the rinse water; your houseplants will love this nutrient-enriched drink!

Tell me which seeds you have sprouted and eaten …

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