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broccoli sprouts in dish ready to eat.

How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts (Step-by-Step Guide)

This post shares an easy, step-by-step guide for how to grow broccoli sprouts from broccoli seeds. It only takes a few days to grow your own superfood sprouts!

  • Total Time: 120 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons broccoli seeds
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Soak the broccoli seeds overnight in a small bowl with filtered water.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a sprouting vessel and place in a dark, well-ventilated space. This can be either a pantry with a door or a kitchen cabinet. 
  3. Rinse the broccoli seeds daily for 2-4 days.
  4. Move the broccoli sprouts out of the dark once the seeds have started to sprout and grow (on about the 3rd or 4th day). The sprouts should be about 1/2-inch to 1-inch in length. 
  5. Harvest the broccoli sprouts once they reach the desired length after about the 4th or 5th day. The sprouts should be green and fresh-smelling.
  6. Rinse the sprouts before consuming.


  1. Taking into account both the soaking time (12 hours) and sprouting time (3 days), allow for a total of about 3 1/2 – 5 days days to grow and harvest your broccoli sprouts.
  2. Freshly harvested broccoli sprouts will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 5-7 days.
  3. Not all seeds are appropriate for sprouting. Be sure to buy seeds that are labeled “for sprouting.”
  4. There is a small chance that you can grow mold during the sprouting process. Sprouts should smell fresh and should not be “stinky” at all. If in doubt, don’t eat them. And, pregnant people and anyone with an immunocompromised system should be cautious about consuming raw sprouts. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns or questions.
  5. Believe it or not, broccoli sprouts are a great food for picky eaters! They are less bitter than fully grown broccoli florets and they have a texture that kids like too.
  6. If you’re looking for broccoli sprout recipes or how to eat broccoli sprouts, then I’ve got you covered too. I love putting them in my Broccoli Sprout Smoothie or as a garnish on my Costco Quinoa Salad or my Costco Chicken Salad. They would also go great in my Cancer Fighting Smoothie or even in a stir-fry.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 3
  • Sugar:
  • Sodium:
  • Fat:
  • Saturated Fat:
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 0.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol:

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