Sprout Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Local - Sprouts can be locally grown almost anywhere. This can translate to less distribution mileage, less fuel consumption in transit and less air pollution. Nevertheless, some sprout brands are shipped over long distances, simply because of market demand.

  • Soilless - Sprouts do not require land. they are normally grown in buildings that occupy land.

  • Weather independent - Sprouts are usually grown indoors and are protected from most weather extremes.

  • Year-round - Sprouts can be grown during cold season when typical farm produce is shut down for the winter.

  • Fast - Most sprouts are ready for harvest in less than a week.

  • High turnover - The speed of sprouting enables a large number of crops per year.

  • High nutrition - Properly grown sprouts typically pack far more nutrients than their soil-based full-grown counterparts.

  • Less waste - Sprouts do not require peeling or seed removal.

  • Demand coordination - Sprouts can be produced to meet new orders with greater synchronicity.