When I was a kid, sprouts meant the oddly crunchy canned bean sprouts that were part of canned chow mein kits. When I reached adulthood, I discovered fresh alfalfa sprouts (served on earthy whole grain bread with smashed avocado—yum!), and then I discovered that growing sprouts is so easy, you can do it in your kitchen cabinets.
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Bean and alfalfa sprouts are still two of the most common types people grow at home, but there are dozens of others that are as easy, or even easier, to grow and eat. All sprouts contain tons of disease-fighting phytonutrients, and growing your own is an easy way to add fresh, organic veggies to your family's diet without breaking the budget.
Follow along in the video above, and the detailed step-by-step below, to learn how to grow basic sprouts right in your kitchen cabinet—plus read on to learn how to sprout whole grains, almonds, and alfalfa.