View Full Version : Beans ?????
07-03-2011, 11:48 AM
I am new to all this and have a REALLY basic question.
Can I use any bean (as in from the store, sold in plastic bags) to sprout or do I need to buy special beans?
07-03-2011, 12:12 PM
they need to be whole and not heat treated. Organic is best I feel. I buy regular buckwheat from my local supermarket and it sprouts just fine. Same with quinoa and chickpeas, mung, lentil and aduki. I don't sprout kidney beans and similar but I believe others do.
07-03-2011, 12:50 PM
I have had good luck with grocery store beans, but not grains....such as barley....
07-03-2011, 12:52 PM
I think barley gets "polished" so to speak and that damages them or maybe they get heat treated to prevent moulds. I get barley from the health food store which is fearfully expensive so I don't do it often.
07-03-2011, 02:57 PM
I find that many of the beans and seeds found in my local Asian/Indian store sprout really well.
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