Sprouting Newbie Questions
I want to start sprouting. From what I have read it seems like it would be best to get wide mouth mason jars and cheesecloth does that sound right?
I have been to http://www.i4at.org/lib2/sprouts.htm and thesproutpeople website, but I still have some questions.
1. When you sprout different items (beans, grains, nuts, etc.) when they are ready to eat, do you eat the bean, grain, or nut along with the sprout or do you cut the sprout and just eat that?
2. How many sprouts do you get per jar? I was thinking of having 5 jars and staggering them so start jar 1 one day, jar 2 the next day so I have sprouts ready every day. It is just me and the wife, will this make too much?
3. I understand the importance of rinsing the seeds/sprouts, but I have seen a couple posts about sprouts getting contaminated and people getting sick from them. How often does this happen or if you do the rinsing every day and do this in a clean environment is it not an issue?