Growing Mung Bean Sprouts Tutorial Posted on 11 Jun 15:08 , 1 comment
Mung Bean Sprouts take 3 to 6 days to sprout and they're EASY to grow!
Mung Bean sprouts according to Livestrong:
Mung bean sprouts have a low calorie density, or energy density, with only 31 calories per 104 g serving. Low energy-dense foods can help you lose weight or prevent weight gain because they are relatively low in calories compared to their serving size, so you can fill up on them without eating too many calories, according to MayoClinic.com. Low energy-dense foods tend to be low in fat and high in dietary fiber, and mung bean sprouts have almost no fat and nearly 2 g dietary fiber per serving.
Each 1-cup serving of raw mung bean sprouts provides 14 mg vitamin C, or nearly one quarter of the daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin that is essential for proper immune function and wound healing. Another benefit of mung bean sprouts is their 60 mcg folic acid, or 15 percent of the daily value for this B vitamin, which is an especially important nutrient for women who may become pregnant, because it reduces the risk for neural tube birth defects.
A benefit of mung bean sprouts is that more than 90 percent of their weight is water, and you can use them, like other vegetables, to help you stay hydrated, according to the University of Michigan. Mung bean sprouts are a cholesterol-free food, and their dietary fiber can lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol in your blood.
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Once I emptied out the water I set the jar upside down in a bowl to drain completely. Sprouts need plenty of air flow as they "dry" for an additional 8 hours.
Soak for 8-10 hours. Rinse and drain. Leave the jar in a cool place with no direct sunlight for the next 8-10 hours (dry). Repeat. It is VERY important that you rinse and drain thoroughly.
The great thing about my Sprout Jar is that it's self-contained. I can soak, drain, rinse and let them sit all in one container.
|These are the hulls. Remove these and use in your compost or throw away.|
Sprouting at Home saves money! I used 1/3 cup of beans (seeds) and they produced about 3 cups of sprouts. If I were to buy that much sprouts at the store I would probably spend about $8. Worse, who knows what type of cancer-causing, nasty chemicals would be used to grow those $8 sprouts?
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