Rapeseed sprouts

Brassica napus


Organic seeds should be used for growing. Seeds offered for sowing in the garden may have been treated with a pesticide or fertilizer.

Microgreens from rapeseed
Microgreens from rapeseed before washing. The seed coats come off the roots easily.
Washed rapeseed sprouts
Washed rapeseed sprouts.

How to grow rapeseed sprouts

  • Soaking: No
  • Sprouting time: 2 to 6 days at 64-68 °F/18-20 °C
  • Harvest: After 7 to 10 days
  • Rinse/drain: 2 times per day
  • Germinators: Tray seed sprouter, glass sprouter
  • Harvest quantity: 1 cup of seeds yields 6 to 8 cups of sprouts.
Sprouted rapeseed in a tray seed sprouter
Sprouted rapeseed in a tray seed sprouter, 2 days after sowing.

How to use and store rapeseed sprouts

  • Eat raw: Yes
  • Aroma: The sprouts taste like a mixture of mustard and cabbage
  • Uses: Salad, vegetable dishes, herb curd, as a topping for bread as well as for decorating
  • Store: The sprouts remain fresh in the refrigerator for about 7 days. They are not suitable for freezing.
Rapeseed Brassica napus
A field with flowering rapeseed, pictured at the end of November.