Considered a “wonder food” and an optimal source of nutrition, sprouts have been grown by many different civilizations for over 5,000 years. Sprouts contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, amino acids, chlorophyll and protein.

Product quality and optimal growing practices are extremely important to Nature Jim’s Sprouts. Seeds are purchased from only the most reliable sources and ISS tests every batch of seeds to be planted for quality control. Owner George Reynolds is personally involved in growing and testing every batch of seeds sold, so you can be assured that you are receiving a quality product.

Grocery Stores and Food Outlets: please contact us for pricing and other details.

Please Note: We do not sell sprouts directly to the public. You will find our wholesome and delicious sprouts varieties sold at your local grocery stores. We do sell our sprouting seeds directly to the public. To learn more, click here.

Types of Sprouts What Are Sprouts? How To Grow Where to Buy

What Are Sprouts?

Sprouts are the small stems or shoots that grow from germinated bean, vegetable and grain seeds. Many people think the term “sprouted seeds” is interchangeable with “microgreens.” But they’re actually different plants with separate flavor profiles, nutrients and needs in terms of growing.

Growing sprouts only need about about a week (or less) before they’re ready to eat, making them a very sustainable ingredient. Microgreens, on the other hand, need up to three weeks. And most importantly of all, sprouts are jam-packed with far more nutrients than microgreens.

You may already have tried adding flavor and crunch to your meals with sprouted seeds—they’re a great choice whether you’re enjoying a salad, sandwich or soup. But did you know every type of sprout has its own unique health benefits, too?

For more on the benefits (and risks) of eating sprouts, click here.

How To Grow Sprouts

You don’t need any special equipment to grow your own sprouted seeds at home! A glass jar, a bowl, a piece of cheese cloth, water and vinegar are the only things you’ll need besides seeds. We’ve provide a quick summary below, but for a complete guide to sprouting seeds, click here.

The first step of sprouting seeds safely is to put your seeds and vinegar into your jar, then soak for 15 minutes. This is necessary because improperly prepped sprouted seeds have been traced back to foodborne illnesses.

After 15 minutes, rinse your seeds with water until the vinegar smell is gone. Then soak them for between six and eight hours and finally, drain any remaining liquid using your cheesecloth.

You’ll repeat these steps two or three times daily until your sprouts are fully grown. Put in enough water that you can swirl the seeds around, do so for a minute or two and drain. Finally, always place your jar upside down at an angle in a bowl, with the cheesecloth over the jar’s mouth. This keeps your seeds from getting too waterlogged between rinses.

Once you get started, you’ll be enjoying fresh bean sprouts—or whichever sprout you choose—in a week of less!

Where To Buy Sprouted Seeds

Even though growing sprouts at home is both quick and easy, sometimes it’s not quick enough. Whether you need alfalfa sprouts for a last-minute potluck salad or sunflower sprouts to turbo-boost your morning smoothie, we’ve got you covered.

You can find tasty, healthy Nature Jim’s sprouts in several varieties at your local grocery stores. You’ll find our sprouts in your grocer’s produce aisle, in or near the refrigerated section.

But now is also the perfect time to think about how sprouts can fit into your diet and how quickly you can grow them.

Imagine having fresh bean sprouts or broccoli sprouts on hand when you want them, no time-consuming trip to the grocery store needed. You can do exactly that by ordering Nature Jim’s sprout seeds online!

And we strive to make enjoying sprouts an easy process. That’s why all our products can be set up with Amazon Subscribe & Save—so you can set it and forget it. Plus, all sprout seeds come in resealable packaging to minimize messes.

If you’re ready to start enjoying sprouts in a truly hassle-free way, you can browse all our seeds here.


Alfalfa Sprouts are commonly added to sandwiches and salads. Along with other nutrients, these sprouts contain saponins. Scientific studies indicate that saponins lower bad cholesterol and fat, stimulate the immune system and help fight arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

Broccoli / Alfalfa Mix

This mild mix blends together well and is great on sandwiches and salads. Broccoli sprouts contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals, which act as an antioxidant and protect us from disease

Mung Bean

Mung Bean Sprouts are sweet, crunchy, delicious and the most commonly eaten sprouts. Originating 3,000 years ago in Asian cuisine, they are also great in green salads and soups. Great for dieters as one cup of sprouts is only 26 calories but is high in protein, vitamin C and Folacin.

Onion Mix

A mix of Alfalfa and Onion Sprouts, this is an awesome combo for sandwiches and salads. Gives a hint of onion flavor without having to add actual onion slices.


Radish Sprouts have a spicy kick to their flavor, much like a regular radish plant, but a bit more powerful. If you like radishes or enjoy foods with a little bit of zip to them, you’ll love Radish Sprouts!

Spicy Mix

Containing Alfalfa and Radish Sprouts, this mixture is a bit milder than Radish Sprouts alone. Great on sandwiches and in salads.


Crisp, tender sunflower sprouts contain vitamins A, D. E and the B Complex and are high in calcium, magnesium and iron. Featuring a slightly nutty flavor, they’re also a great source of potassium. Add these sprouts to sandwiches and salads, or mix into your favorite smoothie recipe for an extra boost of nutrition!


Wheatgrass has long been touted for its healing properties. In addition to essential vitamins and minerals, it contains protein, Vitamin B12, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorous and magnesium. Usually blended and drank in small 1 to 2 ounce portions. Apples, oranges and other fruits are often included to this mixture to sweeten it. Dried Wheatgrass can also be made into a tea.