Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sprouting at Home: Day 3

Thank you everyone for your positive comments yesterday on my 300th post.  Yeah!  Now on to the Sprouting!  If you need to catch up, check out Day 1 and Day 2.  Not convinced?  Check out the health benefits of Sprouts!

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.  I used 1/3 cup of seeds so they should yield about 2/3 cup of sprouts or more.  Growing from seed to sprout takes 2-5 days depending on your preference of taste and apearance.  Once you have completed the sprout cycle your sprouts should be kept dry and refrigerated.  Mung bean sprouts can last up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator if properly stored.  As with anything in the fridge, if it smells funky in a bad way, don't eat it!
Day 2 1/2 in the soak cycle
It's Day 3 and the little sprout tails are growing much longer.  I could eat them now but I'd like to grow them a bit longer.  These sprouts will be eaten on sandwiches, salad and maybe even Pad Thai by the end of the week.
Day 3 in the rinse and drain cycle
The green bits are the hull of the beans.  You can throw them away or you gardeners can add them to your compose pile.

Don't forget, I'm giving away 2 FREE ounces with each purchase of Mary's Sprouting Kit and 1 FREE ounce with each sprout seed purchase.  If you scroll down to the bottom of the sprout page you'll find sprouting screens!  You can make your own kit with any wide-mouth jar, sprouts and a screen but the Sprouting Kit has it ALL!

I'll have to re-cap all of this delicious information at the end of the week since it's been scattered over three posts so far.  Stay tuned!
Mung Bean Sprouts!
Happy Sprouting!


Michaela for Havedeals said...

I'd never even heard of mung beans before this post!

Mary Smith said...

Michaela, Have you ever ordered Pad Thai noodles in a restaurant? Many Thai dishes are served with Mung Beans but if you look for them at the grocery store you'll find them hiding in a corner in the produce section.
They are delicious! Grow your own. Thanks for stopping by!

Jan said...

Just came across your blog and I like it so much - so informative and interesting. And, congratulations on having reached the 300 postings mark. Great job!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Way cool, thanks for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

Mary Smith said...

YEAH! Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments! Tomorrow I'll be guest hosting a link up with Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby. Stop by and party with us!

The Prudent Pantry said...

Your sprouts look great. I haven't done this in a while, thanks for the reminder. Sprouts are so good for you and easy to grow!

I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

Have a great day!

Michelle O said...

Thanks for posting this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog I hold link parties every Thursday.

Look forward to seeing you again soon :)