growing food underway
Fresh sprouts can be a nutritious, delicious, fresh, and colourful addition to the cruisers’ larder. Sprouts provided the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. of any food per unit of calorie. Properly dried & clean sprouting seeds can be stored aboard (dry) for up to two years.
Common seeds for sprouting include Mung Beans (my favourite), Alfalfa, Fenugreek, Lentils, Peas, Radish, and Red Clover.
It’s as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Soak Put 1 to 4 tablespoons of seed in a wide mouth jar. Cover with mesh and secure with rubber band. Add water, swirl, and drain. Add 1 cup cool water and soak for 4 - 8 hrs.
2. Rinse Twice a day, refill jar with cool water, swirl, and drain. Invert jar and prop at angle in sink or bowl - and out of direct sunlight (Mung Beans prefer total darkness).
3. Enjoy In three to six days, when sprouts are 1 to 2"long (3 to 5cm) - enjoy!!!
4. Cover the jar with plastic and a rubber band, or transfer to a covered container, and refrigerate leftovers to store (several days).
A simple, but elegant pleasure!