Organic onions seeds for sprouting and microgreens
How to sprout onion seeds
- Rinse and soak the onion seeds in clean water for 12 hours.
- Drain and rinse the seeds and put them in your sprouting tray or jar.
- Rinse the seeds twice daily.
- Onion sprouts are slower than other sprouts but should be ready within 10-15 days.
- Onions are unique in that the sprout they produce is actually the plant - as opposed to the root. The sprouts look like micro-scallions.
- Once you see sprouting you can move the sprouting tray into the light – but not direct sunlight.
- Onion seed can also be sown as a microgreen.
Using Onion Sprouts in your Cooking
Onions sprouts are very delicate and crunchy. Ideal in sandwiches or wraps - they will give texture and a light onion taste. Very effective as a garnish.
Nutriton and health benefits of the Onion sprouts
- Contains vitamins A, B, C, and E.
- Also rich in calcium, iron and potassium.
- The greener onion sprouts which were exposed to more light will also contain a significant amount of chlorophyll.
How to grow onion microgreens from seed:
- Sprinkle the onion seeds over a tray of compost and press down gently.
- It is advisable to use a micro biologically tested compost such as Klansman’s Peat Free Seed Compost to ensure there is no ecoli present.
- Keep the compost moist – be careful not to over water though!
- The mini scallions that are produced are smaller than the seed so it is a good idea to sow onions more densely than other microgreens.
- Slow growing – but big on taste and visual impact!