The COTTAGE MARKET CAVAN: Beetroot seeds grow great as micro-green and add colour and interest to your salads. They have a lovely earthy taste and are quick and easy to grow. Certified Organic. Instructions on the packet or click on the photo for more information.
How to sprout beetroot seeds:
Rinse and soak the beetroot seeds in clean water for 5-6 hours.
Drain and rinse the seeds and put them in your sprouting jar.
Rinse the seeds daily.
The sprouts should be ready for consumption within five days.
Beetroot can also be sown as a microgreen.
How to grow beetroot microgreens:
Soak the seeds for 6-12 hours.
Rinse and drain well.
Sprinkle the soaked seeds over a tray
of compost and press down gently.
Cover with a fine layer of compost.
Keep the compost moist (but not soaking).
Best kept at a steady temperature of about 20oC
You should see signs of germination after about 6 days.
Cut after about two weeks, (or when you are happy with your crop!)
Harvesting and using your beetroot sprouts and microgreens
When the sprouts/seedlings are ready, cut the sprouts close to the compost when harvesting to make the most of the lovely red stalks. They do not store terribly well so it’s best to eat them when picked or very soon after as opposed to picking and storing them in the fridge.
These lovely leaves taste great on their own or in a salad or sandwiches.
Nutrition and health benefits of eating beetroot sprouts and microgreens:
Contains good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc. Packed with antioxidants and high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Low in fat and cholesterol.
Contain vitamin K which has blood-clotting properties, helps ward off osteoporosis, works with calcium to boost bone strength, and may also play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
Beet greens have a higher iron content than spinach and a higher nutritional value than the beetroot itself.
During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bioavailable. The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increases during the sprouting process.
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