Updated: Sep 1
Making your own sprouts from seeds, beans, and grains is so easy and cost efficient. It will take a little time and some attention but the benefits nutritionally are definitely rewarding. Sprouts of any kind offer amazing enzymes, and minerals, along with a great source of protein, in a concentrated form due to the germination of the bean. No additives, or preservatives just a good natural plant based super food with easy to digest nutrients. One of the easiest beans to start sprouting are mung beans and with a few simple steps you will have bean sprouts in only a few days.
There are different ways to make sprouts at home but this is my preferred method and is really easy. Purchase organic grown mung beans, often if you buy non organic they will not sprout well.
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Soak 1/4 cup of mung beans over night in a bowl with filtered water and cover with a cloth.
Rinse the mung beans well in a fine sieve and place the sieve with the beans over an empty bowl to catch any water and cover with a cloth.
Repeat step 3 rinsing the beans in the sieve 2 times per day.
Watch your beans sprout and when they have grown roots (they look like tails) they are ready to consume usually 2-3 days
You can use your sprouts as a topping on salads, wraps, and sandwiches, add them to soups and stews, and the way I love them is raw straight up as a snack.
Once you have mastered mung beans you can try alfalfa seeds, broccoli seeds, or chick peas in the same method.