‘Growing your own’ is no longer confined to plant pots and allotments as Waitrose launch sprouting seed kits for budding health enthusiasts. Growing your own sprouting seeds and incorporating them into Eastern Asian cuisine has been commonplace for many years but the trend is about to hit the mainstream according to Waitrose as they’re great in salads, smoothies and stir fries.
The Biosnacky seed germinators along with a variety of seed packs are available on WaitroseKitchen.com and if you don’t fancy growing your own, you can opt for the Good 4 U ready-sprouted seeds, which can be found in the salad sections of Waitrose branches nationwide.
The sprouting seed kit is set to be this year’s kitchen gadget, with its sleek perspex design that allows you to watch science at play. The healthy sprouter kit offers a quick and easy way to grow your own sprouting seeds and add extra texture and nutrients to your food. The kit has three seed trays so that you can grow three types of seeds at the same time or you can stagger when you grow them so you have a stock of seeds all the time.
If you prefer your seeds ready-sprouted there are two varieties from the Good 4 U brand – super sprouts which contains sprouted alfalfa, clover, radish & broccoli and the lentil sprout mix containing sprouted mung bean, lentil crimson, adzuki bean & chickpea.
Jane Westoby from Waitrose comments, “Sprouting seeds have held a retro appeal for celebrity cooks such as Yotam Ottolenghi and also as a key ingredient in Asian cuisine for many years. The seeds can easily be grown to eat as sprouts, each variety boasting a unique flavour. They make the perfect, healthy addition to sarnies and wraps, smoothies, salads and stir fries.”
The sprouter kit and seed packs are available at Waitrose on WaitroseKitchen.com. The BioSnacky Sprouter Kit is £18.00 and the seeds are available from £5 for a pack of 4. Good 4 U super sprouts and the lentil sprout mix are available in the salad section of Waitrose branches at £1.25 but during January will cost £1.00
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