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Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: April 11, 2011 09:40PM

I have never had much luck with this. I know they need to be grown under pressure to get them big and juicy like those in a traditional stir fry but I just can't seem to make it happen. What is the secret, what am I not doing or doing wrong? I mean, they are edible but nothing like the ones you can buy in the store. Those I could easily eat by the handful, these ones I sprouted will be fine in a salad but the will never make a meal or even a substantial snack.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/11/2011 09:40PM by coco.

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: April 13, 2011 05:04AM

Ive heard of placing a hard flat food safe surface on top of them, and piling a few books or some people even suggesting bricks on top of that... I have not sprouted any this way though, so I dunno...

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: April 13, 2011 12:46PM

I did sprout under pressure, still no go. Skinny sprouts.

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: April 13, 2011 07:57PM

hmmm, weird, was it dark too? I think it needs to be completely dark, i dunno,lol... maybe it wasnt under enough pressure?

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: April 13, 2011 09:05PM

I'll have to read up. Maybe use a rock out of the garden next time. Geez, how much pressure do those little guys need eh?

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: April 14, 2011 12:54AM

I dunno, Ive never tried sprouting them with pressure yet, I only sprouted some once out of curiosity, as a friend gave me some, I dont really like mung beans...

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Corathegreen ()
Date: April 24, 2011 03:54PM

What is this "pressure" business?

I sprout mine in a sprouting jar, just like any other sprout. I have never had trouble with them, they are incredibly easy to sprout. I just soak them for around 12 hours, then drain the water, turn the jar sideways, and leave it in a sunny window all day. Then at night I rinse them again and move them somewhere the mice can't get them. In the morning, repeat. It takes 4-5 days, less in the summer when it's warm.

I like to make big salads and put these little guys on there by the handful, then drench the whole thing in (vegan) ranch dressing. MMMMM!

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: rawalice ()
Date: August 03, 2011 09:36PM

i've never had a problem, they're easy, but what a pain washing the seed heads off. you know you're supposed to sprout them in the dark, right?

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: GoneBananas ()
Date: September 28, 2011 08:45PM

Don't know if this would appeal to anyone, but I just purchased a 3# bag of organic sprouted adzuki/lentil/mung beans at Costco! That way they are ready to go. I am trying to figure out digestible ways to enjoy them though. I did put a handful on my salad, but if you have other ideas, please advise--3# is a lot of sprouted legumes!

Regards,
Vicki

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: banana who ()
Date: September 28, 2011 11:53PM

GoneBananas Wrote:
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> Don't know if this would appeal to anyone, but I
> just purchased a 3# bag of organic sprouted
> adzuki/lentil/mung beans at Costco! That way they
> are ready to go. I am trying to figure out
> digestible ways to enjoy them though. I did put a
> handful on my salad, but if you have other ideas,
> please advise--3# is a lot of sprouted legumes!
>
> Regards,
> Vicki

Vicki, were they sprouted and DRIED? I have seen those in the store lately. They sprout beans and then dry them and package them for the shelf. I have adzukis that are from the bulk bin and I plan to sprout some of them and then put on my salad. They are easy to sprout; mungs are not and I don't even bother. When I make stirfry I just buy them for .99 a pound (and you only need half a pound at the most). I don't like them otherwise; I think they are pretty nasty, to be honest!

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Re: Getting mung beans to sprout just right.
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: September 29, 2011 02:31PM

Cora, if you want them to turn into those lovely, fat and juicy luscious bean sprouts that are used in Chinese cooking of that you can buy at the grocery store, they have to be sprouted under pressure. Just a little tail like any other sprout is not what I'm after, I don't find that sort of mung sprout very tasty or desirable. Too starchy.


Corathegreen Wrote:
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> What is this "pressure" business?
>
> I sprout mine in a sprouting jar, just like any
> other sprout. I have never had trouble with them,
> they are incredibly easy to sprout. I just soak
> them for around 12 hours, then drain the water,
> turn the jar sideways, and leave it in a sunny
> window all day. Then at night I rinse them again
> and move them somewhere the mice can't get them.
> In the morning, repeat. It takes 4-5 days, less in
> the summer when it's warm.

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