Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sprouting Beans

Blessings, Darlings!

I got a question on how to sprout mung beans. So here's the answer!

Buy a bag of whole mung beans, still in their green 'skins'.  Take about 1/4 cup of them, pick them over (broken ones out, stone out, etc), and soak them for a few hours or overnight.  Drain and rinse.

Put them in a sprouter ... or in a big jar and put a piece of cheesecloth over the top. Put the jar on its side in a cabinet or in a paper bag - you don't want a lot of light on the little darlings at this point.  Rinse the beans, draining well, two or three times a day. 

Depending on how warm your house is, they will take 3 to 7 days to sprout to the point you'll want to use them.

They last well, in a covered container in the fridge, once you 'harvest' them, for up to a week.  I've frozen them the rare times I've had too many or when unexpectedly called out of town and that worked just fine.

Frondly, Fern

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