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01-09-2008, 03:27 PM
Are beans and legumes considered RAW. When I make salad I like to throw some chick peas in there for some flavor and protein - is this considered raw or do I have to give up all beans etc? Also, does anyone know if millet is considered raw?????
01-09-2008, 03:35 PM
Normal chickpea, beans, and legumes are cooked.
However, if you get some dry beans and legumes (whole millet included), soak them, and allow them to sproat, then this is raw.
Hope that helps!
01-09-2008, 05:36 PM
while eating a salad today with bean sprouts, it just dawn on me that those sprouts are from a bean, right? and if so, what kind? because at first, was not feeling the sprout thing, "sprouting beans?:eek: but now after my delicious salad with them in it, i want to learn to do this and i'll try it soon.
01-09-2008, 06:16 PM
those sprouts are from a bean, right? and if so, what kind?
I am pretty sure that the bean sprouts that you can buy at the store and that you get in asian restaurants are mung bean sprouts. Mung beans are pretty easy to find, they are little and green. They are really easy to sprout but I don't think the sprouts will ever get quite as big as the commercial type due to how they grow them. Here is a great link about how to grow them http://www.sproutpeople.com/seed/mung.html
01-09-2008, 06:27 PM
on my salads for protein / flavor i coarsely chop up sesame or flax seeds .
avacado chunks or some added to your dressing alsos good .
01-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Also, does anyone know if millet is considered raw?????
Millet is raw until it's cooked.
Mung beans that you sprout at home never get as long as the ones you can buy and taste a bit different -- sweet, crunchy and juicy. Very easy to sprout and they only take a couple of days or so as you don't need to let the sprouts get very long at all. Do watch out though for any that haven't sprouted and are hard as if they hit a tooth I think they could do some damage. Chick peas, aduki beans and sunflower seeds all sprout well, too, but with all sprouted beans I find that a little go a long way -- it's better to do small, frequent batches than an over-enthusiastic big batch, I've found...
01-10-2008, 06:38 AM
Good Idea....there is a stor close to me that sell organic food and I will try sprouting them myself. I just didn't want to feel like I was completely deprived. I am still stuggling with the whole concept of RAW and am slowly weening myself into it.......great advice - THANKS:)
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