Many of you would wonder, how to grow lentil sprouts at home. Well, growing lentil sprouts at home is very easy and doesn’t need too much of hard work.They can be consumed at their second day or you can let them grow up-to 5 days but then sprouts would have an enhanced earthy flavor which you may not like.Lentil sprouts are highly nutritious and can easily grown at home.One cup lentil sprouts serving has a small amount of vitamin A and calcium.They are rich in vitamin C and iron.
Before you get started:
Clean the lentils for any mud or stones and wash them thoroughly, then soak them overnight.
Drain the water and transfer the lentils to a airy base container. Choose a sift or a colander because without proper drainage sprouts will spoil. Cover the container with a cheese cloth and keep in a dark area. From now you need to keep the lentils moist either by spraying or rinsing them every 8 hours.
By the end of day 2 little shoots start coming out of the lentils. You can start to consume at this stage or let them grow for few more days.
The lentils would grow even much more on day 3. You need to keep the moisture by either spraying or by rinsing them. Each day passes they would grow more beautifully to a lentil bouquet. It is up to you whether you start harvesting them for your salads or wait till they reach your desired stage. I let them grow for five days.
At day 4 you will see change in the length of the sprouts.
If you have not harvested you sprouts till this day you will get a beautiful bouquet of healthy and nutritious home grown lentil sprouts. You can either stir fry them before eating or blanch them.
All types of lentils sprouts growing shares the same procedure.