Eating more whole grains is a great way to start eating more healthfully, but if you really want to amp up your nutrition, adding sprouted grains is the way to go. Not only are sprouted grains easier for your body to digest, but the process also boosts the grain's amino acids, B vitamins, and vitamin C content.
Making your own sprouted grains at home is easy, but you'll want to have a way to let excess water drain out of the sprouts, while letting air circulate and prevent spoilage. That's why I love this sprouting stand.
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The kit comes with a wooden stand in your choice of wood, a jar with a plastic sprouting screen, and a draining dish. The angle of the sprouting stand allows for any excess water to drain easily after you've rinsed the grains, and lets enough air flow into the jar as well, which prevents the grains from spoiling.
Make Your Own: How to Make Sprouted Grains
You can start with a makeshift version, if this is your first time sprouting grains, but if you are making sprouted grains frequently for salads or baked goods, this stand can be a lifesaver. You won't have to worry about your sprouts draining improperly when propped precariously in a bowl.
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