Sprouting 101



Sprouting your food is super easy, inexpensive, and provides so many nutritional benefits. You don’t need much of a green thumb to have success with sprouting—it’s low maintenance and requires basic equipment that you probably already have lying around in your house. You can sprout most legumes, nuts, seeds, and some grains, such as wheat.


There are, however, a few foods you should be careful about sprouting, such as kidney beans and quinoa, which might upset your stomach. Sprouted kidney beans should not be eaten raw. You can also ‘technically’ sprout chia and flax seeds, but it is difficult and not usually worth the effort.