The nourishing beans and grains sprouted with the freshness of farm drips with the care and warmth of a mother’s love. The subtle amalgamation of nutrients and taste packed in a bowl full of sprouts has been the favorite of many Indian families for generations. It still is ours. If you belong to the minority that still refrains from including sprouts in their breakfast, reading this will change your mind. 

The days of relentlessly toiling for the germination of the seeds, keeping the quantity of water used in check, and finding the right environment with adequate sunlight are gone. If you still believe that growing sprouts take a lifetime worth of effort, it’s time to rethink. Regardless of your schedule, the terracotta sprouter by Ellementary comes with a wooden lid and precisely engineered design that requires no extra attention to germinate your beans. It is manufactured with accuracy to ensure the right amount of humidity and environment for the growth of the seeds. We believe in tradition, and we believe in love. This is effectively projected in our terracotta sprouter.   

Design or Utility?       

If we walk down the lane of kitchenware’s history, the conflict between aesthetics and utility has never ceased. In the early 20th century, people were close to nature. They used clay for making pots and other ceramics. The rustic taste of the items cooked or grown in these utensils was unparalleled. With the introduction of other base materials in the mid of the century, beautifully designed crockery became the epitome of luxury. People started compromising on utility because aesthetics were in vogue. Major Health concerns began surfacing and the quality of the meals started downgrading with the use of other materials. 

It was not just the utility, but the families compromised on the taste of their food. Could the taste of the food cooked in clay cookers be compared to the modern changes? We don’t think so. Thus, in the run to provide the best value for your money, Ellementary only manufactures products that bring you closer to nature, because we can only lead a healthy life with proximity to our roots.  

Skilled artisans individually handcraft the Terracotta Sprouter with wooden lid. Just like a mother puts all her love and affection in every meal she prepares for her child, we design every product at Ellementary with warmth. From creating the blueprint of the product to completing the final packaging, our sprouters undergo multiple tests before reaching your kitchen. 

We believe that your assurance is earned through the usage of the product. This is why we highlight some important tips for increasing the life of the terracotta sprouter and its wooden lid. Also, the elaborate steps mentioned in the section below will vividly explain the process of cleaning the sprouter after every use.  

Terracotta 

Why did we choose terracotta? This question would have definitely crossed your mind. 

Terracotta is made by subjecting clay at high temperatures and moulding it in the desired shape. The products made of terracotta are unglazed, meaning they are not finished with the coating of other products; and are completely virgin nature. After extensive research and brainstorming, our team decided to choose terracotta as the base material for the sprouter. 

The primary reason for growing sprouts is health. People consume them because of the nutritional value they add to our bodies. However, this nutrition is only guaranteed when the sprouts are provided with the right environment to grow in. If the quantity of water in which the sprouts are soaked increases even by a slight margin, the nutrients in the seeds are transferred to the water. Your body will stay devoid of the nourishment you desire, and you will be worried when the health benefits are not visible even after consuming them for more than 12 months.

Terracotta absorbs the excess water and supplies no more than the required quality to your seeds. Every nutrient stays intact, and the grains are entirely sprouted inside the surface of the product.  Ellementary lays emphasis on the nature-friendly feature of the terracotta sprouter as they do not contribute to the growing environmental problems because of their organic nature.   

Steps to clean and maintain your sprouter

In contrast to the rumours that call out the organic kitchenware as ‘high maintenance’, they provide exceptionally healthy results without breaking your bones. All you need to do is clean them regularly and ensure that they are stored in a cold and dry environment. 

  • Soak the sprouter in cool water overnight before its first use. Cover it with the wooden lid.  
  • Drain the water in the morning and dry the surface of the terracotta sprouter and the wooden lid with a clean towel. This will remove any surface water that conflicts with the seeds you will be adding later on.  
  • Wash the seeds properly before placing them inside the terracotta sprouter. 
  • Cover the sprouter with the wooden lid and place it in a dry environment with sufficient sunlight. Remember that the surface of the terracotta sprouter may crack if you put it in an extremely cold or hot environment. For example, gas or refrigerator. 
  • Once the sprouts are ready, take them out in a separate utensil and clean your terracotta sprouter. 
  • Soak the sprouter with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and water to remove the stains or smell trapped in it. 
  • Clean it regular water and allow it to dry before storing it. By doing this, the sprouter will stay away from the mould.

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