Despite the cold climate, Green lentils are easier to sprout. They can sprout in 24 hours after being soaked overnight.
Green lentil sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and are excellent immune boosters.
- Rinse the green lentils. Soak them overnight (or 8 hours) by pouring a generous amount of water to immerse the lentils, generally 2 to 3 times above the level.
- They will swell in size. Discard the water the next day or after 8 hours.
- Just put a lid on the container and let it sit on the countertop. No fancy sprouting jars are required here.
- You will notice tiny sprouts the next day.
- Depending on how lengthy you want the sprouts to be, you can leave them for 1-2 days.
- I usually leave it for 1-2 days to get my desired length of 1/2 to 1-inch sprouts.
- Once you get your sprouts, they can be stored in the fridge for 3 days.
I soak green lentils every day, during the nighttime and continue the cycle of draining, sprouting. In this manner, I have access to fresh sprouts every day.
Make sure water is not dripping when you leave lentils to sprout or they may rot and smell bad.