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Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:33

Making Your Own Bean Sprouts

 Nothing tastes quite as fresh and wholesome as fresh bean sprouts.  Bean sprouts are loaded with vitamins A, B C and E.  Bean sprouts are also high in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus and Potassium.  They also contain 20% to 30% protein and all the essential amino acids.   Dry bean seeds can be turned into edible sprouts in just 2-5 days.  The sprouts generally yield between 2 and 4 times more edible material than beans.  Sprouting beans is very easy and can be done in your kitchen with less than $15 worth of equipment.
Almost any type of beans can be sprouted.  Some of the most popular seeds for sprouting are mung beans, adzuki beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts. Some beans sprout faster than others but my most are ready to eat in two to five days.  The only things you need other than the beans are water and.....

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