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I'm going to show you how to sprout Mung beans today. The first thing to do when you sprout your seeds is to use organic whenever possible. You will get less chemicals in your seeds. I use a sprout jar, but you can use a glass bowl if want to. Pour the beans in so they just cover the bottom of the jar. The reason for this is they will expand quite a bit so you need to leave a lot of room. Add enough water so the beans are just floating in it. Let them sit for 8 12 hours. You can use the sprout lid or just a solid Mason jar lid as well.
While they are soaking, make sure the seeds have fresh air to breathe. You can let them soak on the counter, but out of the sun. After they are done, drain the water and refill with some fresh water to rinse them. Just swish the water around and then dump it out. Not all of the water will come out, but thats alright because you want a little moisture with them.
Put them back on the counter and out of the sun and let them sit for another 12 hours. Let's say in the evening you rinse them, then you'll want to rinse them again in the morning. They will sprout within 2-3 days. Once you see little tails on them, they are done and ready to go.
Mung beans have a great amount of protein, amino acids, calcium, iron and potassium. They also have more vitamin C once they have sprouted. You can continue the sprouting process if you want to sprout leaves on them, but you dont have to.
Once you have them sprouted, give them one last rinse, put a sealed lid on them and store them in the refrigerator . They will usually last about 2 weeks. That's pretty general for most seeds and nuts that sprout. Give them a little rinse about every 4 days to keep them fresh. You dont have to keep the water in Mung beans, but with sunflower seeds, you will want to keep them saturated in water when you store them in your refrigerator. Always give them the smell test to make sure they are still fresh before you eat them.
Now they are ready to use. You can use these sprouted Mung beans in a delicious Romanian Lettuce Wrap recipe found in my Easy Veggie Meal Plans along with a lot of other recipes.