How to Sprout Broccoli Seed

Overview

Broccoli sprout is a very nutritious vegetable. Sprouts are filled with antioxidants, vitamin C and A, and minerals. What makes them even better is they are easy to grow at home. Use them on salads or instead of lettuce on your sandwich. By sprouting them yourself, you can grow only what you need and save money at the grocery store. Sprouting kits for the seeds are coming on the market.

Step 1

Soak 1 to 4 tbs of seeds in 2 quarts of water with 2 tps of bleach mixed in for about five minutes. Then rinse the seeds well with cool water. Fill with warm water again and soak seeds for four hours. Drain and rinse.

Step 2

Place the seeds in a sterilized 1-qt. jar with 1 cup water. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and hold it in place with a rubber band. Put the jar in a dark place with temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees for four to eight hours.

Step 3

Drain and rinse the seeds with clean water. Invert the jar and prop in a bowl on an angle so it's still getting air. Place it back in the dark for about four hours.

Step 4

Rinse the seeds again by adding clean water, swirling around and draining. Invert jar and place back in the dark. Repeat the process until the seeds open and they start to sprout.

Step 5

Place in indirect sunlight to green the sprouts when the leaves start to uncurl. The process should only take about five days.

Step 6

Eat what you want once they are green and place the rest in a covered container in the refrigerator. Keep them as you would other vegetables in the refrigerator.

Things You'll Need

  • Organic broccoli sprout seeds
  • Glass jar or sprouting kit
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber band
  • Colander
  • Bleach
  • Bowl

References

  • Broccoli Seeds and Sprouts
  • Sprouting Broccoli Seeds
  • Sprouting at Home
Keywords: sprouting broccoli, broccoli seed sprouts, growing sprouts

About this Author

Dale DeVries has been cooking for over 40 years. First teaching her five daughters to cook, she quickly moved on to teaching at a private High School. Dale has catered parties and weddings throughout her life, from gourmet to the simple family type dinners. She says the fun is in creating new recipes that noone has heard of.