Red and Crimson clover sprouts - Gilė Sprout

Sprouting Instructions

Red and Crimson clover sprouts


Sprouting is one of the easiest ways to grow organic and super nutritious food at home without special skills. Here you will find instructions on how to sprout red clover but if you have other species seed like crimson or white clover – instructions will be the same.

Step 1: Choosing seeds (Day 1)


Choose seeds carefully. It should be organic, raw, and excellent quality.

Step 2: Soaking (Day 1)

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Pour clover seeds in a jar with warm water. You only need 1 tablespoon of seeds to get 1 1/2 cups of sprouts. Soak the seeds for 4-6 hours.

Step 3: Germination (Day 2)


After 6 hours, drain off soak water, wash the seeds and start the germination. We can germinate in a special sprouter or in a simple jar covered with gauze and pressed with a rubber band. Seeds don’t need light for germination so you can put them anywhere in low light. The optimal room temperature is 21 Celcius.

Step 4: Rinse and drain (Day 3)

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During the germination process, you need to rinse and drain your seeds 2 to 3 times per day. It is very important to do it every day. After thoroughly draining the rinse water, lay the jar on its side to spread out the seeds.

Step 5: Take out empty shells (Day 4)

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After the seeds start to sprout, you need to take out empty shells. Take the big bowl or bucket, put your sprouts into it, fill with water, and gently take out empty shells. I use a tablespoon for this but you can use any other tool. The main goal here is to take out as many empty shells as possible.  You will never take out all shells so do not spend too much time here. This step is not mandatory but if you will do this you will minimize the risk for mold.

Step 6: Progress (Day 5)


Check the progress daily. Do not forget to rinse and drain.

Step 7: Before eating (Day 6)


When sprouts are ready, check if there are empty shells and take them out if you want. For me sprouts taste better without shells. If you will decide to do that, repeat step 4.

Step 8: Eating (Day 6)


When ready, you need to dry up your sprouts, transfer them to the plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice, and put them into a refrigerator. The sprouts are best fresh but will store for up to 5 days.

These green sprouts have a mild, earthy taste and a very crunchy texture. They go well with most other flavors, so pile them onto all your favorite sandwiches, salads, wraps, and bowls. Enjoy!

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