All About Mung Beans
How to sprout mung beans
1. Rinse the green mung beans thoroughly, discard stones and debris
2. Rub and wash them until water runs clear
3. Rinse in hot water as your final rinse
4. Boil 3 cups of water, allow to cool
5. Use boiled and cooled water to soak the beans for 8 hours or overnight (the skin on the bean must be broken for them to begin sprouting)
7. On the next morning, drain. Then, rinse and drain 3-4 times
8. Repeat the rinse and drain 2-3 times per day for several days
Enjoy them on salads or in sandwiches!
Facts & Benefits
- Mung beans (Vigna radiata) belong to the legume family.
- They are native to India.
- Mung bean sprouts are high in vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Sprouted mung beans contain fewer calories, more antioxidants, and amino acids.
- Antioxidants may reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
- Since mung beans are healthy, delicious and versatile, consider incorporating them into your diet.
*Disclaimer | Avoid uncooked mung bean sprouts when pregnant, as they may contain harmful bacteria. Here is a great article on mung bean sprouts. It also contains a nutritional facts tab for cooked, stir fried, and raw options.