225 grams/7.9 ounce - $4.95 A common sight in Asian stir fries, mung bean sprouts are a crisp, slightly nutty tasting addition to any meal. You'll usually find them labeled simply as "bean sprouts" in the supermarket. These are among the fastest beans and seeds to sprout; you can grow bean sprouts as quickly as one or two days. Unlike other sprouts where we may encourage a bit of light towards the end of the sprouting cycle to impart chlorophyll, Mung Beans should be grown in the dark because of their tendency to take on a bitter flavor when exposed to light.~section~Mung Bean Sprouts
How to Sprout Seeds in a Jar
- Start with one tablespoon of small seed or ¼ cup of a larger bean seed and see how that amount works for you.
- Do not make more than you can eat in 3 days.
- Soak for 8 to 12 hours in 4 parts warm water to 1 part seed.
- Drain off the soaking water and rinse seeds well.
- Set jar at an angle to allow water to drip out, while allowing air to circulate into the jar. A dish drain rack works great for this.
- Rinse and drain your sprouting seeds 3 to 4 times a day until they have reached your preferred length, 1 to 2 inches is a good size to start with. This will generally happen in 3 to 4 days.
- While growing, keep your jar at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
- Rinse hulls to prevent fermentation by immersing in a large bowl of cool water and swirling your sprouts around. Hulls will float to the surface and you can skim them off. Hulls can also be left and eaten, as they are high in fiber.
Sprouts are a great healthy addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, baked goods, casseroles, smoothies, and juice!