How to Sprout Mung Beans

how to sprout mung beans

How to Sprout Mung Beans

Sprouted Mung Beans are a good source of minerals such as iron, potassium, folate and vitamin C. They are also a good source of protein. Often some of the most nutritious foods like Beans, cause flatulence and bloating. However sprouting these beans reduces the flatulence. Great to toss into Salads or Light Stir Frying. I am trying to incorporate this into my diet to increase my iron intake. The low calories are a great plus. Although Sprouted beans and Mung Beans are available in the supermarkets, nothing beats the freshness and flavor of making your own.  Today I’m sharing how to sprout mung beans, the way I do it at home. I learnt this in primary school and its a great method.

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Recipe Name: How to Sprout Mung Beans
Recipe Type: Basics
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5 minutes
Soaking time: 24 hours
Resting Time: 24 hours
Total time: 2 days
Yield: A large bowlful of Mung bean sprouts

How to Sprout Mung Beans

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  • ½ – 1 cup mung beans  according to needs
  •  water for soaking
  • you will also need a large piece of muslin cloth


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  • I like to start in the Morning on day 1.
  • Pick your mung beas, removing any stone or dirt.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Add to a bowl and cover with cool water.
  • Cover and leave in a corner of your kitchen.
  • Morning of day 2 : Discard the soaking water.  Rinse again and leave drained for 10 minutes.
  • Soak a Muslin cloth and wring it well  (tightly) to remove excess water.
  • Place the soaked mung beans over this cloth in a wide basin.
  • soaked mung beans
  • Wrap the cloth, twisting its ends to make a tight bundle. Leave it in the basin somewhere when theres a little light.
  • mung beans wrapped
  • Morning of day 3: Your bean sprouts are ready.
  • In some cases you may need extra time depending on temperature. Once the beans have sprouted to your desire, Place them in tupperware and store in the fridge.
  • Use in salads or stirred as desired. Keeps well unto 4 -5 days, refridgerated.

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How to Sprout Mung Beans

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Key Ingredients: Mung Beans, Water

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