Mung beans can be sprouted in just a few days. They are high in fibre, protein and Vitamin C.
To sprout, rinse the beans and then soak in warm water for 6-8 hours. Drain and place in a sprouting jar, container or bag. Rinse 3-4 times per day, and keep in a dark spot whilst sprouting. They will start to taste bitter if exposed to light. They will be ready within 2-5 days. Once grown, dry the sprouts and pop them in a sealed container in the fridge.
Soak: 6-8 hours
Rinse: 3-4 times a day
Grows in: 2-5 days
Don't forget to sprout safely and in a sanitary way. Check out our article about sprouting safely for more information.
Mung beans are crunchy and fresh. They hold up well with a light stir fry or popped in at the end of cooking a soup. Here are some of our favourite recipes containing bean sprouts:
Liz's recipe is perfect for a summer's day.
Lisa has fantastic recipes and this one is no exception.
A classic Pad Thai from May, the queen of Thai vegetarian cooking!
Spicy, cool and refreshing. Need we say more?