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Sprouting Lentils

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

I got these to sprout in:



Do you sprout and what do you sprout?

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    I'm a little late to the party, but this sounds so great. Would be nice to add on top of a chicken or tuna sandwich.
    1733 days ago
    I sprout mung beans and alfalfa seeds. Also have a mix I bought at the health food store containing radish seeds. Haven't tried those yet. I like sprouting mung beans for Chinese recipes so I don't' have to use them out of a can.
    1767 days ago
    I'm slow at seeing this, but I have sprouted beans. I don't remember what they were and it was totally accidental. Then I cooked them up anyway and made a stew (my kids will not eat soup, so I have to make soup thick and call it stoup). Then we took a few and planted them outside. We had a tiny bean plant that produced one pod…nice science project for kids. Since I have a brown thumb, they didn't last too long. Is it emoticon more nutritional to eat them sprouted?
    1782 days ago
    thanks for the info
    1787 days ago
    Thats awesome...I am srouting a lentil mix right now lol, emoticon
    1787 days ago
  • BILBY4
    I've sprouted sunflower seeds on a wire mesh suspended over a bucket. Give them a shower twice a day. Alternatively you can grow them in soil or potting mix in a shallow tray. Sunflower kernels only really sprout a tiny tail. You can do them the way you do your lentil. Really, as soon as you can see the little sprout emerge that's it, that's all you will get before they go mush-mush. Sprouted chick peas are kind of similar, as soon as you see a tail consider them sprouted. Blend them for raw hummus or cook them as normal chick peas.
    1788 days ago
    This is very interesting. Do you need special jar or something to sprouting?
    1788 days ago
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