Sprout Huggers

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Easy-to-use, compact home-sprouting kit. Perfect for beginners. The nesting set of sprout huggers fit standard glass jars to creates the perfect environment to grow nutritious sprouts at home. 

The two-part set includes a perforated top hugger which attaches to a standard or wide-mouth jar or drinking glass. The bottom hugger serves as a reservoir to catch water and allow proper air flow. Easy to follow directions are included.

Best suited for medium and large sized seeds. Jar and seeds not included.

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Every jar has the potential to be a sprouting garden

Sprout Huggers fit most regular-mouth jars, so you can re-use and repurpose those old jars you have at home and turn them into pint-sized gardens abundant in fresh greens!In just a few days you can enjoy fresh affordable greens that you grew yourself! BYOJ and BYOS (jar and seeds are not included)

  • Soak

    Most seeds require soaking for 6-8 hours or overnight. You can find instructions for each kind of sprouting seed online.

  • Drain

    After soaking, drain and rinse your seeds a few times before placing your jar and Sprout Hugger upside down on the reservoir. Repeat regularly.

  • Rinse

    Rinsing your seeds and sprouts should be done frequently (twice a day at least) Remove any excess water, then return the jar to the reservoir.

  • Grow

    Most seeds require a day or two in shade before finally moving into the sun. We suggest you consult the instructions on the packaging of your seeds.

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Grow Your Own Greens

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  • Save on Transport & Packaging

  • The Savings Are Significant

Jar & Seeds are Not Included

Sprout Huggers do NOT come with seeds.Cultivating and growing seeds is an art, a skill, and a science. We recommend that seeds be bought from organic farming sources. We also wanted to leave the choice to you for what you decide to sprout. There are many seeds available here on Amazon. Sprout Huggers have a patented design that allow them to fit on standard jars. We reduced the carbon footprint (and the cost) by not including a jar. You can use Sprout Huggers with the jars you have at home.

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Grow Your Own Greens

Sprout Huggers are endlessly reusable and help you grow fresh greens at home without pesticides or plastic packaging

Your Questions Answered!

What's included in my Sprout Hugger Set?

Each Sprout Hugger set comes with two silicone parts. A draining lid that fits over the opening of your jar, and a reservoir that catches any drips of water so that your counter stays clean and dry.

Where can I buy seeds for sprouting?

You can buy seeds from your local garden center and some organic grocery stores. There are some seed resources listed above also.

What are the benefits of eating sprouts?

Sprouting offers several benefits, both in terms of nutrition and practicality. Here are some key benefits of sprouting:

  1. Enhanced Nutritional Content: Sprouting seeds, grains, and legumes increases their nutrient content. Sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants. The sprouting process activates enzymes that enhance nutrient availability, making sprouts a concentrated source of beneficial nutrients.
  2. Increased Digestibility: Sprouting breaks down complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, making them easier to digest and absorb. It also reduces anti-nutrients like phytic acid, which can interfere with mineral absorption. This improved digestibility makes sprouts gentler on the digestive system.
  3. Concentrated Enzymes: Sprouts are abundant in live enzymes that aid in digestion and other bodily processes. Enzymes help break down food, making nutrients more accessible and supporting overall digestion and nutrient absorption.
  4. Alkalizing Properties: Many sprouts have an alkalizing effect on the body. They can help balance pH levels and counteract the acidity caused by certain foods, promoting a more alkaline and balanced internal environment.
  5. Antioxidant Power: Sprouts are packed with antioxidants that help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Antioxidants can support overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  6. Versatile and Convenient: Sprouts are versatile additions to a variety of dishes, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, stir-fries, and smoothies. They add a fresh crunch and boost the nutritional value of meals. Growing sprouts at home is also a convenient way to have a constant supply of fresh greens within reach.
  7. Cost-Effective: Sprouting seeds and legumes at home is an economical way to add nutrient-rich food to your diet. The initial investment in sprouting supplies is minimal, and the sprouting process allows you to yield a large quantity of sprouts from a small amount of seeds.
  8. Sustainability: Sprouting seeds at home reduces the need for transporting and packaging pre-sprouted greens, thus decreasing carbon emissions and waste associated with commercial distribution. It's a sustainable way to enjoy fresh, locally grown greens year-round.

Why is regular rinsing so important?

Regular rinsing of sprouting seeds is crucial for maintaining proper moisture levels, promoting oxygenation, preventing dryness or waterlogging, removing waste, and reducing the risk of mold or bacterial growth. It is an essential step in the sprouting process to ensure successful and healthy sprouts.

I'm new to sprouts. Where can I learn more?

SproutNet (www.sproutnet.com): SproutNet is a comprehensive resource dedicated to sprouting. It offers a wealth of information on various sprouting techniques, troubleshooting tips, nutritional benefits, and even provides a directory of sprouting seed suppliers.

Sprout Guide (www.sproutguide.com): Sprout Guide is an online platform focused on sprouting. It offers detailed articles and guides on various sprouting methods, equipment, seed selection, and troubleshooting. The website provides practical information to help beginners get started with sprouting.

Does the Sprout Hugger work for all seeds and beans?

The holes in the drainage cap are suited for medium to large sized seeds and beans. Broccoli seeds (for example) are so small that they can pass thru the holes and we suggest combining the Sprout Hugger with a pieces of cheesecloth if you are using extremely small sized seeds.

Read Our Sprouting Blog Post

From big cities to rural towns, Sprout Huggers give everyone the sustainable tools they need to reap the benefits of home-grown greens again and again — creating a win for their wellness, their wallets, and the planet.

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The super food you can grow at home

Sprouted seeds and beans are
packed with healthy enzymes,
vitamins and minerals. Sprouting
gives us a steady stream of fresh
greens in the fridge.

Why choose Sprout Huggers for your kitchen? 

At Food Huggers, we're passionate about empowering you to embrace healthier and more sustainable choices in your daily life. Our Sprout Huggers are designed to make growing your own sprouts at home incredibly easy, so you can enjoy the health benefits of fresh sprouts while saving money. Sprouting at home has never been this simple and fun.

1. Effortless Sprouting: Sprout Huggers take the guesswork out of home sprouting. They provide the perfect environment for your seeds to sprout and thrive, so you can enjoy a fresh harvest right at home.

2. Healthy and Nutrient-Rich: Sprouts are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Growing your own sprouts ensures they are as fresh and nutrient-rich as possible, contributing to a healthier diet.

3. Cost-Effective: With Sprout Huggers, you'll save money on store-bought sprouts. A small investment in Sprout Huggers can yield a bountiful harvest of sprouts, providing a cost-effective way to enhance your meals.

4. Sustainable Living: Growing your own sprouts at home reduces the need for store-bought packaged sprouts (which are usually packaged in plastic), contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. It's a simple yet impactful step toward reducing plastic waste.

5. Flavorful Variety: Sprout Huggers allow you to experiment with different sprout varieties, adding a burst of flavor and freshness to your salads, sandwiches, and more.

6. Easy to Use: Whether you're new to sprouting or an experienced home gardener, Sprout Huggers are user-friendly and suitable for all skill levels. Just add your seeds, water, follow the simple directions, and watch them grow.

7. Versatile and Fun: Sprouts can elevate a wide range of dishes, from salads to wraps and sandwiches. Growing your own sprouts with Sprout Huggers adds a fun and creative element to your culinary endeavors.

8. Health Benefits: Sprouts are known for their potential health benefits, including improved digestion, increased nutrient absorption, and antioxidant properties. Incorporating sprouts into your diet can enhance your overall well-being.

10. Eco-Conscious Choice: Food Huggers is committed to offering eco-friendly solutions that align with your sustainable values. Sprout Huggers are part of our mission to minimize the environmental impact of food storage and preparation.

11. B Corp Certified: Food Huggers is proud to be B Corp certified, a testament to our commitment to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. By supporting us, you're backing a business dedicated to positive change.

12. Women-Owned Business: Food Huggers is a women-owned business, supporting and empowering female entrepreneurs while making a meaningful impact in the industry.

13. Shop Small: By choosing Food Huggers and supporting our mission, you're supporting a small business with a big goal - to make sustainable living easy and fun for all.

Make a conscious choice for your health, your wallet, and the environment. Start your home sprouting journey with Sprout Huggers today and savor the freshness, nutrition, and savings of homegrown sprouts on your plate!

We’re endlessly grateful for all the tremendous support Food Huggers has received from The TODAY Show, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Rachael Ray, Eating Well, The Kitchn and many more.