View Full Version : Organic Mung Bean Sprout? New to Sprouting/Raw food
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
I am somewhat new to raw food. I was eating mostly veggies/fruit before(but was cooking the veggies), so my transition hasn't been too difficult to raw food. I'd say I'm 80/90-10. I am ready to attempt my first ever sprout..with the Mung Bean. I checked Alissa's Store and apparently she doesn't sell this type of stuff? At my grocery, they had I believe Bob's Red Mill (I think) and they said "natural" not "organic" and looked like a black color. Beans on the net look greenish. Where do you guys buy your organic bean sprouts? I saw a website of green garden organics I was thinking of. Does anyone have experience with them? My health food store doesn't sell them. I would appreciate recommendations :)
P.S. Im super excited to sprout!
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM
i bought mine at a ' whole foods market ' , and also a local bulk food store . so ide guess alot of places mungs would sprout .
i sprout mungs in big cheap plastic colanders , like 18" to 24" diameter , after initial soak over nite in bowl of water . once in colander i
rinse several times per day . i'll try digging up a pic . also , if never saw check out www.sproutpeople.org its great site
03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
03-18-2012, 11:16 PM
sprout pics Oh wow, I didn't realize you could let them grow till they get leaves?! So cool. Wow yours look fantastic. Thanks for the site, I will check it out.
03-19-2012, 08:09 PM
What a great idea, so simple.
The Sproutarian (Mr Raw)
03-20-2012, 10:27 AM
The ones in the first pic look like they need another day or two. The ones in the second pic look crazy man...they would be tough as straw to eat...sprouted far too long a time, and far too much sunlight exposure. Mung bean sprouts should almost melt in your mouth when they are grown properly.
03-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Well, I am trying Buckwheat groats. I drove 40minutes to my nearest whole foods grocery. I don't have the I guess "proper" equipment. I'm just using a strainer I have also. Its been half a day and some of them actually broke open, but idk I'm worried I maybe used too much water pressure or handled them too roughly or waterlogged? I got sidetracked with business and the initial soak ended up being 1 1/2 hrs:( This is my 1st sprout, so my fingers are crossed some survive. I don't want to be like the only person who sucks at sprouting haha. Update: I was being paranoid, I see them sprouting yay!
03-20-2012, 07:36 PM
I've had more luck with sprouting in a jar they can dry out really quick in the colander but whichever way works for you they are delicious
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