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Broccoli seeds are sprouted in the same way as Alfalfa and also in soil in flats or the garden. Pay careful attention to drain thoroughly when prepared in jars as they mold easily. Attractive lobed leaves and very pleasant flavor. An excellent addition to your sprouting mix.
- Basic Sprouting Instructions: Place in a roomy container such as a quart (using up to 1 teaspoon of seed) or gallon jar (up to 3 tablespoons of seed). Soak in warm water 4 to 6 hours using enough water to keep seeds covered with water. Cover with a loose woven fabric, nylon stocking or mesh secured down by elastic or a rubber band. Rinse and thoroughly drain 2-3 times daily until sprouts are of desired length. Sprouting them in indirect sunlight will help them develop green leaves. Swish out seed caps in a basin of water if desired.
- Seeds for sprouting should be soaked, prior to sprouting for 5 minutes in warm water of pH6-7 with household bleach at the rate of 2 tablespoons per 1 2/3 qt of water. Seed not sold for direct human consumption.
- Broccoli seed sprouts are good sources of Vitamin C & A, minerals, including trace minerals.