Growing sprouts is fun and easy. Be sure to use seeds or beans specifically for sprouting that are free of pathogens.
Wash the screen lids inserts with hots water and soap; dry fully.
Once you have prepared your sprouting jars, place 2 tablespoons to ½ cup of sprouting seeds in a given jar depending on how large a crop you wish to have.
Seal the jar with the screen lid. Fill the jar with clean or filtered water to cover the seeds plus an inch. Allow them to sit in a cool spot, out of direct sunlight overnight.
The following morning, remove any floating seeds or beans and drain the water through the screen top.
Rinse again thoroughly with clean cool water and drain.
Place the jar on its side in a cool spot out of direct sunlight.
Rinse the seeds at least twice daily (3-4 times is recommended) by filling the jar to cover the seeds (with clean or filtered water), swish the water around to rinse all the sprouts; drain all the water through the screen top and replace on its side until the sprouts have grown to the size desired. Timing will vary based on seeds.
Once the sprouts are finished, remove them from the jar, and dry using a salad spinner or paper towels.
Place in a plastic bag or sealed container in the refrigerator to use. Sprouts should stay fresh for up to a week. NOTE: never eat sprouts that do not appear or smell fresh.