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Sprouts growing in mason jars on day 4.

Plant Basics: How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

  • Author: Laurel
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Plant Basics
  • Method: Sprouting
  • Cuisine: American


Sprouts – the superfood you can grow in a jar at home! Just 5 minutes a day and you’ll have crisp refreshing sprouts that are loaded with nutrients.


  • 2 tablespoons small sprouting seeds (like alfalfa, broccoli, or radish) per jar OR 1/4 cup large sprouting beans (like peas or chickpeas) per jar


  1. Add the sprouting seeds or beans to a jar and cover with water. Let them soak overnight.
  2. The next morning, pop on your sprouting lids, drain off the soaking water and add in fresh water. Swirl the jar around to rinse the seeds and drain off the water. Place the jar, lid side down, onto a clean towel in a place that does not receive direct sun light.
  3. Continue to rinse your sprouts 2-3 times a day until they are about 1 inch long. This should take 4-5 days.
  4. If you are sprouting beans, you can stop here. Your sprouts are done! Move them to a lidded container lined with a paper towel and store them in the fridge.
  5. If you are sprouting seeds, rinse them for one more day but place them in direct sunlight (through a window so the sprouts don’t get too hot and scorch), rotating the jar throughout the day so the sun hits all sides. In this step the sun activates the chlorophyll in the sprouts, turning them green and giving them extra nutrients! After the sprouts have greened up (1-2 days) transfer them to a lidded container lined with a paper towel. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1/5th recipe
  • Calories: 10
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: easy, simple, broccoli, radish, alfalfa, lentil, mung bean, bean, pea,