Leafy Sprout Starter Kit

$47.74

An Easy Sprout Sprouter and over 2 pounds of Sprouting Seed: 1/4 pound of 9 of our remarkable Leafy Sprout Seeds, Printed Instructions.



This kit is made up of our most popular - and personal favorite Sprouter, as well as enough seed to grow over 15 pounds of the finest Leafy Sprouts available anywhere on our little planet.

When you want more seed, you may buy pounds of individual Leafy Sprout Seeds, or a Seed Refill, if you like.



All of the seeds in this kit come from sources which are certified organic.


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About

Try them all.... We are by nature modest people, but we have to say that we have the best sprouting seeds on our planet. That we call our Leafy Sprouts gourmet, is a result of how many diverse seeds, with many different and exceptional flavors we use to make them. That we use so many great seeds is due to my (Gil) need to make sprouts tasty enough for me to want to eat them. As you will read further down the page - I once loathed sprouts. That I am nuts (in a good way - I think) for seeds kept me interested long enough to help Lori make up the truly flavor rich mixes on this page. When it comes down to it - if I can love sprouts; anyone can, and these seeds are some of the best examples we have of how different sprouts can be, and why we fling the word gourmet around as we do.

For Sprouting Instructions and to learn more about a seed/mix, click the name of the Seed or Mix you want to grow. To learn about the Sprouter, click here: Easy Sprout Sprouter.

The Seeds

1/4 Pound each, of

Alfalfa

There isn't much to say about Alfalfa sprouts that you don't already know, but you know me - talk, talk, talk. Here in the U.S. everyone who has eaten sprouts has had Alfalfa sprouts. For folks with a natural love of sprouts they are fine and dandy, but for others - they have been THE reason that people get to hating sprouts. Stuffed in sandwiches, strewn across salads or just garnishing a plate, these ubiquitous Leafy Sprouts are often texturally unpleasing and just plain bland. Though we prefer our gourmet mixes, we can say that homegrown Alfalfa Sprouts are something quite different than the usual fare. Their flavor is mild at most, but their texture is great when harvested fresh from your sprouter.

Clover

Clover is so much like Alfalfa that most people wouldn't know the difference. Clover's leaves are a different shade of green, but flavor wise they are as close to identical as possible. The biggest difference is how much more easily Clover sheds its hulls. That alone is reason to choose it over Alfalfa - in our opinion, but that really is the only noticeable difference between the 2 crops.

French Garden

Clover, Arugula, Cress, Radish, Fenugreek, and Dill

Our most popular Leafy Sprout blend. Period. The inclusion of Arugula - an amazingly tasty sprout - is what has made French Garden - by far - our most popular Leafy sprout blend of all time! This is as gourmet as sprouts get! A delectable blend of mildly sweet, tangy, bitter and peppery. French Garden is just plain perfect!

Italian Blend

Clover, Garlic, Cress

The inclusion of Garlic and Cress - two amazingly tasty sprouts has made Italian Blend our 2nd most popular Leafy Sprout blend of all time! Only French Garden is more popular. Italian Blend is a great way to enjoy Garlic Sprouts (which cost so darn much solo) along with other tasty nutritious sprouts. We include a lot of Garlic in this mix because it is slower to sprout than the rest of the seeds. The volume of Garlic seed provides the flavor we are after, but when we sprouted this for our farmers market, we sprouted the Garlic for several days and then mixed the sprouts in with the other seeds after they had sprouted for a day. That method uses less Garlic, and the texture is somewhat improved, but over the years we have found that mixes that require 2 steps often scare folks away - that's why we sell this as a one-step mix, but we may add a 2-step option in the future for those of you who don't mind the challenge and want to experience Italian Blend at its absolute finest. In the meantime, you can always pump it up by buying some Garlic straight and sprouting it for 5-7 days before soaking the mixed seeds.

Moo Mix

Alfalfa + Clover

A mild Leafy Mix of America's favorite sprouts.

Nick's Hot Sprout Salad

Clover, Radish, Fenugreek, Mustard, Dill, Cress and Celery

Our spiciest mix (named after our 3rd, now departed, mild mannered cat), Nick's has a fantastic aroma. All of our spicy seeds are in here and the addition of Celery makes for a unique and full aromatic quality. Very tasty - as long as you like some heat.

Oriental Greens

Alfalfa, Clover, Oriental Mustard, Mizuna and Tatsoi

Yet another in our geographic theme sprout mixes. We started naming mixes this way because we never went anywhere (We spent every day rinsing sprouts.) and we thought we might derive some vicarious travel pleasure. This is flavored with multiple mild mustards.

Russian Mix

Clover, Fenugreek, Mustard, Onion and Dill

Our personal favorite among the Leafy Sprouts and also the most senior of those mixes. It is the perfect accompaniment to a bagel. Oddly, I used to hate sprouts (I mean Hate!) at age 19, when I (Gil) moved to San Francisco, (from Chicago), they put sprouts on everything - including bagels. It really infuriated me. It was that loathing that eventually moved us to make this, and then other mixes. I had to find a way to like sprouts, so we found seeds with flavor and well - one thing led to another - and now we are where we are - Sproutpeople, purveyors of Earth's Finest Sprouting Seeds @:-}. And hey - now I eat Russian Mix topped bagels at an alarming rate - have for years - sometimes without anything else - just a toasted bagel with Russian Mix. Moral: Never say never. =:-D

Spicy Mix

Clover, Alfalfa, Daikon + China Rose Radish & Fenugreek

Mildly spicy. A great addition - as are all Leafy Sprouts - to sandwiches, salads, tacos,.....

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.

Notes

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

Recipes
  • Strawberry Smoothie

    Strawberry Smoothie

    Pure and simple. 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (also use 3/4 cup of ice if fresh berries are used) 1 cup any milk 1 tsp. vanilla...
  • Sprout Omelette

    Sprout Omelette

    Sprouts for Breakfast! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Lentil Sprouts or 1 Cup of Peasant Mix and/or 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Onion Sprouts and/or 1/2...
  • Awesome Potato Salad

    Awesome Potato Salad

    Most, if not all Americans have made potato salad at some point in their lives. We all know how to make it best - but few know that it is...
  • Eating Ideas for Leafy Sprouts

    Eating Ideas for Leafy Sprouts

    There are some sprouts that are just too tender to cook. Here are a few ideas for incorporating these tender, delicious, gorgeous,...
  • Sprout Salad

    Sprout Salad

    Sprouts are Produce. Make a Salad! Ingredients: Sprouts Vegetables Anything & Everything   Preparation: Sprouts...
  • Sweet Sprout Slaw

    Sweet Sprout Slaw

    A delicious, sprouty - and fruity version of a classic salad. As Cabbage is the traditional main ingredient in Cole Slaw - it and others...
  • Gazpacho

    Gazpacho

    A Beautiful, Delicious, Refreshing, Raw Soup. Ingredients: Serves 8 3/4 cup olive oil 3 scallions - chopped 4 cloves garlic -...
  • Tropical Gazpacho

    Tropical Gazpacho

    A Beautiful, Delicious, Nutritious, Refreshing, Raw, Tropical Soup. Ingredients: Serves 4 16 oz. of tomato juice 12 oz. of papaya...

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  • GREAT KIT
    I love alfalfa sprouts but when I got this kit it expanded my idea of what sprouts can be. The french mix is out of this world. It's not spicy but it's like a living gourmet salad of flavors. I like them all, but I love the french, russian, italian, and nick's the most. The nick's is flavorful and pretty spicy too. Oh - the easy sprout is really great and EASY!
    Abe 4/15/2014
  • Very nice starter kit
    This kit got me back into sprouting. I love how easy this sprouter is to use. This is a great variety of seeds you get with this kit.
    Lynn 3/28/2014
  • Perfect for gifts
    This kit got me started in sprouting and let me know how really easy it is. It's perfect for gifts, since it contains everything the person needs to get started, including instructions and references to this web site!
    Diane 2/15/2014