Mustard Sprouts – The Natural Antioxidants
White mustard sprouts belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables and they are popular due to their unique spicy taste. They contain several healthy compounds such as carotenoids, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids and glucosinolates. Glucosinolates have an antibiotic-like effect and they also help ward off bacterial, viral, and fungal infection in the intestines and other parts of the body. A diet rich in cruciferous vegetables may lower your risk of certain cancers.
- Prepare an inch thick of organic soil evenly in a shallow tray.
- Scatter seeds over the surface of the soil evenly.
- Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and spray the surface with clean, filtered water. Some seeds require soaking beforehand, it decreases the sprouting time but make it slightly more difficult to scatter on soil.
- Spray the seeds 1-2 times a day to keep the soil evenly moist while waiting for the seeds to grow. Cover the tray with a lid/wet cloth/wet kitchen paper to keep soil moist for the first few days.
- After 10 – 14 days, your microgreens would be ready.
- To harvest, cut microgreens right above soil level with scissors. Rinse and enjoy.