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Monday, 19 March 2012

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Sprouted seeds, beans, dry grains and nuts all constitute to natural invaluable food rich in nutrients which helps us restore health and improve quality of life filling it with joy and energy.

Simply following few quick steps with Smartsprouter®you will be able to deliver a daily portion of sprouts for 1-2 persons. Sprouted seeds, beans or grains could be then stored in refrigerator, taken to work or any place elsewhere without the need of any additional utensils or accessories.

Well-thought design in the finest details allows you to germinate seeds even faster and easier than old traditional way of growing sprouts with jars and lids. Specially designed size, shape and position of meshes on meshed cap and perforated internal can together with outer can form sufficient air-flow circulation. Combined with naturally produced heat it creates ideal conditions for the process of germination and helps to retain constant ventilation along with proper moisture level. These key factors allow more seeds to be grown; the sprouts remain fresh without getting spoiled with excess of water.

The set consists of 4 parts:

Конструкция проращивателя

1. Outer can   2. Internal can  3. Flat sealed cap  4. Meshed cap

Principle of sprouter's work

The sprouter is designed to suit two different operation modes:

  • Sprouting mode – meshed cap is mounted on top of the outer can while the seeds germinate in the internal can. Sufficient airflow is supplied through the meshes on the cap, then travels along the walls to the bottom of the can and finally exits through internal can where the seeds germinate. This way the perfect airflow is ensured.
  • Traveling mode – a flat cap is fixed on top of internal can which makes it tightly sealed.

No matter which mode is used, the idle cap doesn’t require any additional space for storage, it’s just mounted on the bottom side of the outer can, making it handy every time you need it. At the same time having a silicone insert in the flat cap serves as a perfect anti slip solution providing a firm contact with any slippery surface.

All the parts are made from high-quality nontoxic food-contact plastic, are easily cleaned in warm water with soapy brush/sponge. Dishwasher-lovers please remember to put the parts on the top rack only.

The beauty of sprouting your own seeds, nuts and beans is that it is a simple process with just a few golden rules. Take the following 4 simple steps to get your sprouts with Smartsprouter®:

Step 1. Filling

FILLING Place appropriate amount of whole, untreated seeds, beans, grains or nuts in the internal transparent can. You can easily measure the amount of seeds using marked scale on the can (capacity from 50 to 500 ml). Keep in mind that the volume of the sprouts will exceed the initial amount of dry seeds, grains or beans by roughly 1,5 times. Unlike sprouting jars, using more seeds in Smartsprouter® means more heat will be produced by germinating sprouts, thus increasing the airflow, and hence their own growth.




Step 2. Rinsing RINSINGAs a rule whole untreated raw seeds contain many dirty parts, hulls and dust. Remove them by running water until the water runs clean prior to soaking. Sometimes it is also necessary to rinse the portion of seeds after soaking. The most convenient and quick way is to rinse the seeds with high pressure water (turning your faucet to high) – it could be done directly in the internal can as shown in the picture.





Step 3. Soaking

SOAKING After rinsing place the internal can with seeds inside the outer can and fill it with lukewarm water till the level covers the seeds by 1-2 cm high. Please note, that higher water temperature allows the seeds grow faster (especially beans), they swell quicker and get ready to germinate faster. The correct time period for best soaking depends on what seeds are used for germination and could be determined based on your own experience. Yet we provide in the manual a table with recommended soaking time for most commonly used seeds, grains, beans and nuts for your consideration. It is crucial to observe the soaking time: if the seeds don’t absorb enough water they wouldn’t grow, and if they stay for too long they may mold and spoil. During the soaking you can leave the sprouter without any caps mounted, or you could fix either of the two caps supplied.

Step 4. Germination

GERMINATION Once the soaking time is over, drain out the excess water completely simply by removing the internal transparent can with a slight shake, then pour the water out from the outer can (or you can drain out the water through the meshed cup directly). Sometimes it is necessary to rinse the seeds after soaking until the rinsing water is clean. Once done, place the internal can with soaked seeds back into the outer can, mount the meshed cap on the top of the sprouter and keep it under the room temperature. Make sure to check on sprouts once in a while till they grow to the desired length. The sprouting does not require any special heating or light. In case of sprouting a considerably big amount of seeds (particularly beans) it is recommended to make a loosening of the seed mass in the middle of the internal can by spoon/fork or shaking the sprouter well. This would increase airflow circulation. During the whole process of germination always keep the meshed cap mounted on the top of the sprouter to provide optimum moisture and airflow levels. The sprouts reach its maximal nutrition value in the very beginning of its germination, when the visible shoot reaches 2-3 mm in the length. The longer the process of germination takes the more vitamins in the sprouts you will get, but at the same time the sprouts will lose part of their vital energy during further sprouting. The average sprouting time varies for different kind of seeds and could be determined experimentally, but for the most commonly used seeds, grain, beans and nuts you could check it up in the table. Once the sprouts are grown you should consume them within 48 hour period or store them in the sprouter with a meshed cap in refrigerator with temperature about +5°C (41°F) where the sprouting process will continue at a much slower speed. With a flat cap mounted you can take your Smartsprouter® even with water inside everywhere you go, to work or any other place outside to enjoy the sprouts – even you can sprout while travelling. Once you reach your designated place swap flat cap with meshed one to resume necessary air flow.

Name Soaking, hours Sprouting, hours
Wheat, Spelt, Kamut 8÷12 12÷36
Rye, hulless Oat, hulless barley 4÷8 16÷36
Hulled Buckwheat (not heat-treated) 0,3÷0,5 8÷24
Quinoa 2÷4 12÷24
Mung Bean 8÷12 16÷36
Lentil 6÷8 16÷36
Peanut 8÷12 0÷24
Miscellaneous seeds
Hulled Sunflower’s seeds 1÷2 0÷18
Hulled Pumpkin’s seeds 1÷2 0÷36
Walnut, Pecan 2÷4 0÷8
Almond, Brazil, Hazelnut, Filbert 8÷12 0÷18


  • Use only organic seeds for sprouting, chemical-free and un-treated. It is recommended to store seeds of any kind in cold, dry place before sprouting.
  • Do not expect to see any routs when sprouting nuts – it takes much longer time for them to appear unlike seeds. Soaking and sprouting nuts for the time specified in the table would produce numerous beneficial enzymes in the nuts and start other important processes, and at the same time significantly improve taste of the nuts.
  • Do not soak buckwheat for more than 20÷30 minutes, longer soaking time would produce excessive amount of mucus in water which would require intensive and thorough rinsing loosing considerable part of valuable nutrition
  • When storing Smartsprouter with sprouts in refrigerator for long time, it is recommended a loosening of the sprout mass with a spoon/fork or shake the sprouter well once every day.
  • Further tips on sprouting, some material about sprouting, recipes and other useful information please visit our website

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