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07-24-2006, 10:02 AM
I've been sprouting a lot of mung and aduki beans lately and the mung beans shed their skin easily, but are not easily rinsed form the sprouts. I've tried picking them out but it's tedious so I end up eating most of them. Does anyone know of any problems with eating them? I guess I worry that with them being a waste product of sorts, they might not be safe to eat!
07-24-2006, 06:34 PM
I had the same question a few weeks ago. I made Alissa's tuna and spent so much time de hulling the mung sprouts. So the next time I made it I didn't bother.
Well, I got really sick the next day. I can't say it was from the hulls or not, though. I also went to a restaurant the next day and ate a salad. They assured me the dressing had no dairy in it, but I got really sick to my stomach. I don't know if it was from the mung hulls the day before or their salad. My Bf had the salad and didn't get sick.
I know this doesn't help much but I thought I'd give you my perspective. Tell me how it works out for you.
07-25-2006, 03:46 AM
Thanks Doreen, it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one who gets frustrated trying to separate the hulls from the sprouts! I've not felt sick after eating them but have an iron stomach anyway and that's not to say they aren't best avoided.
07-25-2006, 07:00 AM
I rinse mine in a bowl of water and let the ones that want to come off float to the top. So I am eating quite a few with the skin on and I have had no problems with them at all.
07-25-2006, 08:53 AM
Thank you! What a great idea! Seems obvious in retrospect that the hulls will rise to the top of a bowl of water but I've been rinsing them in a sieve and trying to pick each one out. Never again!
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