Friday, April 5, 2013

Sprouting Mung Beans

This is the second round of Mung Beans here at Back to the Basics!  
I LOVE Mung Bean sprouts! Read  Health Benefits of Sprouts

To get started with Mung Beans you'll need a Sprouting jar (or kit) with sprouting screen, Mung Beans and water.

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Add 2/3 cups to your jar and fill with water.  
This will produce approximately 1/2 pound of sprouts.

Let your seeds soak for 6-8 hours.  
After 8 hours rinse thoroughly.  Drain thoroughly.

Place your sprouting jar out of direct sunlight for 6-8 hours.
Rinse thoroughly.  Repeat. 
You will continue to repeat the Soak. Rinse. Drain cycle for 2-6 days.

It is best to taste your beans after each soak/rinse cycle.
For short/sweet beans, sprout for 2-3 days.
For larger mungs, sprout for 4-5 days.
You can continue to sprout for up to 6 days.

Mung Bean seeds have a shelf life of 3-5 years if kept in a cool, dark place such as a closet but not a hot garage.  Mung beans will usually produce twice the amount of sprouts as seeds. 

Mung Bean sprouts according to Livestrong:
Mung bean sprouts have a low calorie density, or energy density, with only 31 calories per 104 g serving. Low energy-dense foods can help you lose weight or prevent weight gain because they are relatively low in calories compared to their serving size, so you can fill up on them without eating too many calories, according to MayoClinic.com. Low energy-dense foods tend to be low in fat and high in dietary fiber, and mung bean sprouts have almost no fat and nearly 2 g dietary fiber per serving.

A benefit of mung bean sprouts is that more than 90 percent of their weight is water, and you can use them, like other vegetables, to help you stay hydrated, according to the University of Michigan. Mung bean sprouts are a cholesterol-free food, and their dietary fiber can lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol in your blood.

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8 comments:

Danyale N. said...

Following you gfc through Paula's No Rules Blog Hop. If you get the time please follow me back at Evoluchun's Miscellaneous

Joyce said...

Mary thank you so much for the opportunity to sprout mung beans, love them!!!!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


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Becca Acker said...

I've never heard of them, but they look like they'd be interesting to try. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

Margaret Reed said...

Hi visiting from the Healthy Tues hop. I have not tried the mung bean yet. I gonna try them. Dr. Phil had them on his show and I was trying to find them and then sort of forgot about them, thanks for the reminder.
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D@TheShadyPorch said...

I am always learning something new on your blog. I had never heard of Mung beans until now. They sound like something we should have in our diet. Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share!

Lisa Lynn said...

Love bean sprouts in my salads! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/creativehomeacre11.htmlprouts in my salads!

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope you'll link up again today. :)
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