How to Sprout Mung Beans

An excellent source of fiber and protein! Mung beans have a sweet, nutty flavor that compliments any dish!

-Whole mung beans -A large jar  -A colander or sieve -A clean tea towel  -An elastic band -Alternatively you can use a sprouting kit

You will need:

1.Measure the amount of beans you want to sprout.  They will more than double in size so choose a jar that will accommodate this growth.


2. Remove any damaged or discolored beans.

3. In a large bowl, rinse and soak the mung beans in water overnight.

4. Drain the beans and rinse them well under running water. Allow them to drain completely before transferring them to the jar.

5. Lay the jar on its side and cover it with a clean tea towel.  Use an elastic band to secure the tea towel.

6. Rinse the mung beans at least twice a day. Drain completely before returning them to the jar. Keep the jar covered with the tea towel.

7. Repeat the process of rinsing and draining for 2-3 days Germination may take longer in a cooler environment.

8. When the sprouts have fully developed, do a final rinse and drain.  Store them in a clean container in the refrigerator..

Best eaten within  3 – 4 days; Rinse and drain them occasionally and store in the fridge.

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