Broccoli Sprout Kit

An Easy Sprout Sprouter and 1 pound of Broccoli seed. Detailed Instructions Our favorite sprouting device and America's most famous sprouting seed! The pound of Broccoli will produce about 5 pounds of broccoli sprouts - at about 8 ounces of sprouts per crop. The Easy Sprout Sprouter will last for many years and will sprout just about any seed you want to. Our Broccoli comes from a farmer who is Certified Organic.

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Broccoli Sprout Kit

An Easy Sprout Sprouter and 1 pound of Broccoli seed. Detailed Instructions Our favorite sprouting device and America's most famous sprouting seed! The pound of Broccoli will produce about 5 pounds of broccoli sprouts - at about 8 ounces of sprouts per crop. The Easy Sprout Sprouter will last for many years and will sprout just about any seed you want to. Our Broccoli comes from a farmer who is Certified Organic.

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Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts

Prep 3 Tablespoons of seed* then transfer (if necessary) into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all. Note: Brassicas tend to float. Try to sink those that do by knocking them down with your fingers. It isn't a big deal but it is a good habit.

Allow seeds to Soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. You may water plants or use it in stock if you like - it has nutrients in it. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly!

Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. We use a counter top - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprouter won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us. We don't mind the indirect sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. A plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves. Until a plant has leaves, light has little if any effect. Sprouts also happen to like air-circulation, so don't hide your sprouts. This will be plenty of light when the sprouts are ready for it.

Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days. As long as you grow you have to keep the sprouts happy!

Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Even the best designed Sprouting Device holds water, so pay special attention to this step.

Note: These wonderful little Brassica plants have a unique root structure. Brassicas will show microscopic roots starting around day 3. They are called root hairs and are most visible just before Rinsing when the sprouts are at their driest. When you Rinse, the root hairs will collapse back against the main root - becoming invisible to you. These root hairs impress many people as mold - but they are not. Now you know. Isn't learning fun?!

Greening On the 4th day relocate your sprouts if necessary. If you've been keeping them away from light, move them. Avoid direct sun - it can cook your sprouts. Indirect sunlight is best but virtually any light will do. Experiment - you will be amazed at how little light sprouts require to green up. Photosynthesis is a marvel!

Continue to Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours. As long as you grow, keep keeping your sprouts happy. Always Drain Thoroughly!

Finishing Your sprouts will be done during day 5 or 6. The majority of sprouts will have open leaves which will be green if you exposed them to light.

De-Hull Before your final Rinse; remove the seed hulls. Brassica sprout hulls are quite large (relative to the seed and sprout) and they hold a lot of water - which can dramatically lessen the shelf life of your sprouts - so we remove them thusly:

Transfer the sprouts to a big (at least 2 times the volume of your Sprouter) pot or bowl. Fill with cool water. Loosen the sprout mass by pulling it apart with your fingers or a fork. Hulls will rise to the surface. Keep pulling your sprout mass apart and move them around slowly, pulling them down - under the water - to make room for the hulls to rise. Skim the hulls off the surface of the water and compost them. Return the sprouts to your Sprouter for their final Rinse and Drain. You can also use our Dehuller (a small salad spinner with an excellent design that minimizes the sprouts that escape in the dehulling process). That's the short course - here is the full lesson. Better yet, here is our video on de-hulling.

Harvest If you Dehulled with our Dehuller, or used a salad spinner after dehulling in a bowl, you can go right to refrigeration. If not... Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final Rinse. After the De-Hulling and the final Rinse we need to Drain very thoroughly and let our sprouts dry a bit. If we minimize the surface moisture of our sprouts they store much better in refrigeration, so we let them sit for 8-12 hours....

Refrigerate Transfer the sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice. We have Produce Storage Bags that will extend shelf life substantially.

* If using Sproutpeople's Single Harvest Pack - use the whole bag (for a one-quart Sprouter). It will produce a crop of approximately 8 ounces.

These seeds yield approximately 5:1 - which means the sprouts will weigh 5 times as much as the seed you start with, but, they will increase even more in volume - so don't start with more than 3.5 Tablespoons per quart/litre of sprouter capacity.

Micro-Greens Note:

You can also grow Broccoli as a Micro-Green as described on our Broccoli Greens page.

Grow Your Own Antioxidants

In September of 1997, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine research doctors discovered that Broccoli sprouts can contain as much as 50 times the Sulfurophane as mature broccoli plants. They call this compound an antioxidant. With this simple bundle you can produce 15 - 20 crops of Broccoli Sprouts, each weighing in at around 8 ounces and each conceivably (read the original report on Broccoli Sprouts from JHU) equal in Sulfurophane to 25 pounds of mature broccoli.

For Sprouting Instructions and to learn more about the seed, click here: Broccoli. To learn about - including how to use - the Sprouter, click here: Easy Sprout Sprouter.

The Seeds

1 Pound of

Broccoli

We've grown thousands of pounds of Broccoli since 1997. Broccoli is a quite easy sprout to grow, especially in cooler conditions. Broccoli does have issues with heat - especially when accompanied by high humidity. The Easy Sprout Sprouter helps compensate, but it's best to add a 3rd Rinse and Drain when the conditions are hot and humid.

As with all of our seeds and mixes - we want you to use our Growing Instructions. Besides being excruciatingly thorough - you can see pictures of the crop, day-by-day as it grows - and in many cases - like this one - a very detailed video, as well as useful notes specific to each crop. Our instructions are the core of sproutpeople.org - and they'll help make you a successful sprout farmer in no time.

The Sprouter

One Easy Sprout Sprouter

Overwhelmingly our most popular sprouter, Easy Sprout is also our personal favorite. We have well over a dozen in our house. It offers great drainage and the best air-circulation of any sprouter.

Easy Sprout is made up of a 1 Quart (litre) Growing Vessel, a Solid container/Base that catches excess Rinse water, a Small Seed Insert that snaps in when sprouting small seeds, two Growing Lids (1 for home (Domed) and 1 for the road (Flat)), and a Solid Lid for refrigerator storage of your sprout crop.

Easy Sprout is the best all-around sprouter. Period. It is the mandatory choice for high humidity sproutpeople everywhere and great for travel sprouting! Very versatile - Easy Sprout can sprout virtually any seed, anywhere!

Easy Sprout is part of many of our Kits.

Though this Kit does come with printed sprouting instructions - you will always find the most information by visiting the seed's detailed page: On our Broccoli page you will find everything you will ever want to know about the seed, and how to sprout it.


Sprouting

When conditions are warm your sprouts will likely grow faster. If their leaves open sooner you should green and de-hull and harvest sooner. Likewise they may grow slower if conditions are very cool. These are just tiny plants - they are not difficult to understand. The more you sprout the better you'll know them and be able to adjust to their needs. As always 70° is optimal and 70° is what our instructions are written for.

All sprouts generate heat while growing, which is a good thing, but it can get out of hand on occasion. When the weather is especially hot and humid you will do well to Rinse more frequently (every 8 hours if possible) using colder water than usual (the coldest your tap can offer is fine), to compensate.

Depending on your sprouting device, not all of your sprouts will have access to light and so some will not green. This is not only OK - it is good. The yellow sprouts will be equally nutritious (they have everything but chlorophyll) and many think them more delicious (in Europe vegetables are often grown "blanched" by avoiding light). We think they are prettier when there is a mix of green and yellow to go with the white roots. So don't sweat it - just eat more sprouts!

It is ESSENTIAL that you keep Brassica sprouts from clumping together and you CANNOT grow them vertically using a tray sprouter. Brassica sprouts will mat together forming a dense bluish root mass which not only is unattractive but shortens the shelf life of the finished sprouts. So mix ‘em up! We use high water pressure when Rinsing to keep our brassica sprouts loose, but this only works for so long - so - when water isn't enough, break the clump of sprouts up using a fork or your fingers (wash your hands first please, if they need it). If you are using a sprouter that can hold water, fill it mostly full then use a fork to loosen. You can also dump your sprouts onto or into something and just shake them apart. You should never be afraid** of touching your sprouts. They are much stronger then they appear - just be reasonably gentle.

** The only thing to fear is fear itself.

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Robert S.

The easy sprout is simple and grows great broccoli sprouts from the included seed. I purchased the organic seeds here and I must say, it was much better than seeds I have tried from two other sources. I'll get my seeds here from now on. Thank you!