Friday, June 28, 2013
I like to sprout lentils and mung beans. I put the lentils and mung beans in separate containers with water and let then soak overnight, then I dump out the water and rinse the beans and put the back in their containers and let them start sprouting, I see them starting to sprout within a day or so, after several days I start to refrigerate them. I have noticed that sprout mung beans seem to spoil faster so I don't sprout to many at a time.
What is funny about sprouting is that when I was really trying to sprout...the sunflower and pumpkin seeds...sprouted then dried up and got yucky. I have tried chick peas with no luck (all they did was got mushy and they didn't sprout).
Then I had just soaked some lentils to put on salads and my parents came into town so the soaked lentils sat in the refrigerator for a week and when I went take them out (I figured they were bad) I was shocked that not only were they good but they grew and I have been sprouting lentils ever since.
Well some more surprises...I had soaked some chick peas and was planning on pressure cooking them later on and forgot all about them, it was late, so I dumped all the water out and rinsed off the beans and put them in the refrigerator. Several day past and I remembered about the beans, got them out figuring they were bad and when I opened the container, I was shocked to see they were sprouting.
I seem to sprout by accident...lol
Do you sprout and what do you sprout?