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03-15-2006, 12:00 PM
How long do they last in the refrigerator after sprouting? I didn't expect them to get so much bigger and I have more than I can eat in a couple of days!
03-15-2006, 12:38 PM
If you continue to rinse them and drain them well once a day, even while in the fridge, they will actually continue to grow and that will help keep them fresh longer. I've kept mine up to 5 days in the fridge without any problems, dunno if they will go longer or not. They are normally gone by then :) You may want to consider making a raw hummus out of them and you could freeze the hummus until you need/want it.
03-16-2006, 08:14 PM
Same here....about 5 days. But I've taken them once sprouted and froze them and they worked out just fine. That's if you don't want to mke hummus out of them.
03-16-2006, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the help!
03-17-2006, 08:29 AM
I bought some garbanzos to sprout, and haven't yet. I think I'm afraid. I heard somewhere you can get poisoned from certain beans if they are not cooked? I know that's not true, at least for the garbanzos, so why do I have this fear? Anyway, what do you eat your garbanzos on besides hummus? Hummus is the only thing I've ever used SAD garbanzos for. Could I add them to salad? Anyway, what do YOU do with them? I have sprouted lentils for Alissa's BBQ chicken fingers, I like them so much (just plain sprouted) that I'm sprouting more just to eat in wraps and add to salads. They were really easy too. Any tips for the garbanzos?
03-19-2006, 03:18 PM
I'm just bringing this back up, hoping someone will help me with my garbanzo questions. I really do miss my old SAD hummus.
03-19-2006, 04:05 PM
I think they are best as hummus or falafel. I was a bit disappointed in the taste of the sprouted garbanzos. I chopped them and put them in my salad but I wasn't impressed. I do enjoy them in hummus or falafel though.
03-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Do you mean garbanzo sprouts, or do you do something else to them to prepare them for hummus? thanks again, sorry so many questions, but I'm new to eating sprouts!
I don't find that sprouted garbanzos work for me in recipes -- the flavour is too strong and kind of stings my mouth. I only like them in salads, not dehydrated or made into hummus.
The best substitutes I've found for cooked chick peas in dip recipes are soaked sunflower seeds or cashew nuts -- soak for a few hours or overnight, then whizz with garlic, lemon juice, a little ground cumin, a tablespoonful of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, some tahini and salt to taste. I think if you do a search you will find some good recipes along these lines on this board.
For felafel, I find that ground up whole almonds or cashews give a good result in place of the chick peas.
03-19-2006, 06:33 PM
just the garbanzos with the tails, :p plus your hummus ingredients and you are ready to go!
03-20-2006, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the tip. I'll give them a try since I already have them on hand. Just not sure I can handle an uncooked bean.....sounds dangerous :rolleyes: Anyway, my first batch had almost sprouted when I had to throw them out, somehow fruitflies have found their way in (probably with a bunch of bananas) and just when I thougtht I had my sprouts covered, I lifted the towel to find the flies...YUCK! First I have to try to get rid of the flies.....its hard though with fresh bananas sitting out, not to mention all the other produce around....HELP!
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