today’s post is all about bean sprouts. mainly mung bean sprouts since they’re very popular and delicious.
Health benefits: they’re an excellent source of fiber,vitamins and minerals, specially vitamin C. only 30 cals a cup so you don’t worry about gaining anything while enjoying their crunchy nutty flavour.
How to eat them: fresh, stir fried with vegetables although I prefer them in their natural form; fresh and crunchy. you can drop them in soups, add them to your favorite sandwiches and salads or just eat them alone as a quick snack :)
Mung beans are pretty easy to sprout, just follow the directions below and you’ll be set to go.
- take half a cup of dry mung beans and soak them with water in a jar for a day.
- remove the cap of the jar and replace it with a peice of tulle or any fabric that lets the water in and out easily. wrap the tulle with a rubber band and throw all excess water
- now, every day, you fill the jar with water, move it around and rinse it to prevent mold.
- place the jar tiled, head down all day. this will keep the beans moist.
by day 3 you will be able to enjoy eating your home grown sprouts :)