National Sprout Day is a day to eat sprouts, start sprouting at home, and educate others about the countless benefits of these incredible baby supergreens. It’s also a gentle reminder to be sproutful—to be a force of kindness, hope, positivity, generosity, and love in the world.
Sprouts are one of the most powerful greens on the planet. Being baby vegetables (at less than 2 weeks old), they are naturally chock full of easy-to-absorb:
• Amino acids
• Powerful plant compounds (like sulforaphane)
Gram for gram, sprouts can have up to 40x more nutrients than their full grown veggie counterparts. They are nature’s most delicious multivitamin—but the benefits don’t stop there.
Sprouts are also the perfect food for fighting social justice issues like food insecurity, and they tread very lightly on the environment. They’re an affordable, accessible, and sustainable clean food for all!
On National Sprout Day, you can celebrate by eating sprouts, growing sprouts, sharing sprouts with others, and educating about the benefits of growing and eating these baby plants.
Sprouts don’t have their own PR team, so we have to do it for them! Tell someone you love about the nutritional and sustainability benefits of eating and growing lots of sprouts.
Toss yourself a big sprout salad, or add your favorite sprouts to sandwiches, wraps, stir fries, omelets, toasts—everything! And if you haven’t tried growing your own, now’s the time!
The definition below says it all…
a. embodying and valuing unconditional love, openness, gratitude, and presentness
b. full of sprouts!
National Sprout Day is on July 23rd to honor the birthday of one of the pioneers in the sprouting movement, Steve “The Sproutman” Meyerowitz. He spent 40+ years of his life educating people about the incredible benefits of eating and growing sprouts—while also spreading a message of positivity, kindness, and love. You can learn more about Steve Meyerowitz and his sprouting legacy here.