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Plant-Powered People Podcast

Jul 22, 2022

Imagine eating dozens of vegetables worth of nutrients, but only within a few bites? That’s what you can do when you eat sprouts! Doug Evans, serial entrepreneur and author of “The Sprout Book” is here to tell us everything there is to know about sprouting.


  • Everything you need to know about sprouts
  • Growing your own food at home with sprouts
  • How Doug’s family history of illness influenced his journey
  • How meeting a vegan lady sparked his “cold cucumber” moment
  • Doug’s philosophy around making diet changes
  • How moving to the desert changed Doug’s access to fresh food
  • The shocking nutrient density of sprouts
  • How to grow your own sprouts in the space of a shoebox
  • How sprouting reduces the risk of contamination
  • Why sprouts are so much more expensive at the grocery store 
  • The nutritional benefits of broccoli sprouts vs full grown broccoli
  • How to start sprouting with seeds, jars, and cheesecloth
  • The best seeds to sprout for beginners
  • The best ways to make sprouts delicious & Doug’s signature sprout dish
  • How to get creative with your sprouts
  • The amazing environmental benefits of sprouting vs. farming full vegetables
  • How sprouts can help give access to food in even food deserts
  • Thank you to our sponsors Maxine’s Heavenly (use discount code PLANTS25) and Karviva Beverages. Note: most Karviva drinks are fully vegan, but they have a few that aren't. Their Ace sport drink line is not vegan).