Sprouts are immature seedlings that are eaten just after seedlings emerge and cotyledons open up but before any true leaves appear. The most popular types of sprouts are greens and grains, with notable health interest in broccoli or other Brassica crop sprouts.
Sprouts are best grown in glass or plastic containers, in seed sprouters or on mesh or screened flats in low light intensity. Plants are greened up within a few hours of harvesting or eating. Best results are acquired when seed is soaked and washed on a regular cycle. Each seed packet of sprouts has specific information on label about its specific soaking and rinsing schedule.