How to remove stains from your sprouter ?
To eliminate the rings that the process of soaking seeds can leave, we suggest sodium percarbonate. Not to be confused with the sodium bicarbonate.
Not toxic for the environment, sodium percarbonate doesn’t contain chlorine or phosphate. Very effective on organic stains, it will be an added ecological bonus to your wash, as a stain remover and also to make your dishes shine.
Percarbonate sodium is also called « solid oxygenated water » because when in water, it decomposes to produce firstly sodium carbonate, (or « soda ash ») which degreases, increases water’s pH and renders detergents more effective, and secondly, oxygenated water, known for its whitening and desinfecting powers.
The difference between rootlets and mold.
It’s important to understand the difference between the two.
Rootlets are small secondary roots that help a plant to capture water so they can develop better. They are white and usually cover all sprouts. They disappear quickly. Often, after rinsing, you won’t be able to see them anymore and they will look like velvet. Some seeds produce them : seeds in the families of radishes, buckwheat, wheat and other cereals and broccoli.
Mold is produced when there is to much humidity, not enough air or when the seeds are broken. Most of the time, mold will appear in different spots on the new seeds. The sprouts are withered, and sometimes, generate a bad smell. Mold will then spread. To avoid it, rinse thoroughly and dry the unperforated base to insure good air circulation.