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National Sprout Day

July 23

When is National Sprout Day?

National Sprout Day happens on Tuesday July 23, 2024.

A Brief History of National Sprout Day – And Why You Should Care

On July 23rd of each year, we celebrate National Sprout Day. But what exactly are sprouts, and why do they deserve their own national day? In this blog post, we’ll answer those questions and more. So read on to learn everything you need to know about National Sprout Day – including why you should definitely be eating more sprouts!

What Are Sprouts?

Sprouts are basically any type of seed that has been germinated and then harvested at an early stage of growth. Technically speaking, a sprout can be any type of plant that is harvested at a young age, but the term is most commonly used in reference to beans, grains, and vegetables. The word “sprout” can also be used as a verb, as in “the grain is sprouting.” When you sprout a seed, you are essentially giving it the conditions it needs to begin growing into a plant.

There are many different ways to sprout seeds, but the most common method is simply to soak them in water for a period of time (usually around 24 hours). After they have been soaked, they are rinsed and then left to drain. The seeds are then placed in a warm, moist environment (like a damp paper towel) and left to grow. Within a few days, you should see little shoots beginning to emerge from the seeds. Once the shoots are about an inch or two long, they are ready to harvest.

Types of Sprouts

There are many different types of edible sprouts, but some of the most popular include alfalfa, clover, radish, mung bean, and wheatgrass. Sprouts can be eaten raw or cooked, and they can be used as toppings or ingredients in salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-fries, wraps, and more. If you’re looking for a way to add a little extra nutrition to your diet, sprouts are a great option – and they’re super easy to add to your meals since they require no cooking.

Why You Should Eat More Sprouts

In addition to being delicious and versatile, sprouts are also incredibly good for you. They are packed with nutrients like vitamins C and K, fiber, folic acid, and protein. Sprouts are also low in calories and fat – making them a great choice if you’re trying to lose weight or watch your intake of saturated fats. Plus, since they’re so easy to grow at home (all you need is some water and a container), they’re an inexpensive way to get fresh produce all year round.

So there you have it – everything you need to know about National Sprout Day! Now that you know a bit more about these nutrient-packed little plants, we hope you’ll consider adding them to your diet on a regular basis. Bon appetit!

When does National Sprout Day happen next year?

National Sprout Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday July 23, 2025
  • Thursday July 23, 2026
  • Friday July 23, 2027
  • Sunday July 23, 2028
  • Monday July 23, 2029


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