Since wheat is such a large part of my food storage plan, I try to sprout it occasionally to keep my family accustomed to the taste and texture of different ways to eat bulk wheat.
One of the problems I have when I sprout is not straining the wheat properly and having a white mold grow in my sprouting jar.
When I saw a $5 Mason Jar Sprouting Lid on Amazon I thought I would try it.
This lid made sprouting using mason jars much easier – I could fill and drain the jar without having to take the lid off –
It was much simpler than my old method of using a piece of cheesecloth and a rubber band.
It is also easier to clean – and I imagine that it will last as long as I will.
For those that don’t want to use a store-bought solution – I imagine you could drill a bunch of 1/8 inch holes in a plastic mayonnaise jar lid.
Sprouting is a great way to get more nutrients and use out of seeds, and seeds are generally easier to store than many other foods, so I feel that this is a win.
However, if you don’t want to buy a lid like this, I think you could probably improvise a mason jar sprouting lid using a Parmesan cheese lid.