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Sprouting Made Easy

Do you enjoy eating healthy live foods?  I do and I am going to share with you one of my best kept little secrets for sprouting mung beans.   No soil required! That’s right!  And they will be ready to eat in about three days.  Mung beans are crunchy, very tasty with a hint of sweetness. You can use sprouts all the same ways you use other fresh vegetables.

This tidbit of information is from my new book Backyard Musings of an Organic Dabbler, by Barbara G. Henderson which will be on book shelves in about six weeks.

For easy sprouting all you need is your seeds (organic of course), a tall glass, some water and a clean dish towel.  The first time use about a tablespoon of mung beans—put them in about a half glass of warm water and let them set overnight.  Rinse the seeds and drain, keeping the seeds in the glass.  Turn the glass over on its side and spread out the seeds and cover the glass gently with the dish towel.  (this keeps it dark and speeds up the germination process).  Rinse and repeat the process about three times each day.  You will have sprouts that will be ready to eat in three or four days.  I like to eat them when they are about one inch long before the little leaves appear.  Once your sprouts are ready, place them in a bowl and run cool water over them.  The hulls will float to the top and you can spoon them out.  Rinse and drain your sprouts on a paper towel.  They are ready to eat.  Store them in a covered container and keep refrigerated.  Sprouts are good for snacking on sandwiches and in salads.  Also great in casseroles, topping a favorite dish, or when you just want to add a healthy live food to your diet.

Enjoy!  I wish you vibrant health!

©2010 Bobbi K Henderson


June 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Your post has reminded me of how much I enjoy sprouts in my salads. It’s been a while since I’ve sprouted.
    Thanks for the reminder!

    Comment by Denise H Williams, LMT | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks bobbi,will be talking to you

    Comment by rudy almquist | June 15, 2010 | Reply

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