Lowly Lentil, How You Vex Me!
Ok, I tried sprouting lentils, and, well, let's just say it was a sad situation. Nothing! Not even a glimmer of hope! My question is, since they've been soaked (for a loooong time), is it still ok to eat them? I mean, will the enzymes have still been activated by the act of soaking? I just hate to waste food, and I really don't want to toss them. Any suggestions as to if it would be alright, would be appreciated, and also, maybe some insight into how to sprout them? I soaked them for 8 hrs., then rinsed them 3 times a day for the recommended amount of days, with a paper towel covering the tupperware.......I'm at a loss.....this is my first foray into sprouting......Thanks!!
Hey girl ~ first of all your title is hysterical (but I would expect nothing less from my great Shell) and secondly, I might question whether the lentils were actually raw. I've always seen a "tail" after 24 on anything I've ever sprouted so if they aren't sprouting I might question that. Also, warm water helps them sprout faster ~ are you using really cold water? Wish I could offer more insight.
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Hey there, love the title too....
The lentil needs to drain during that rinse cycle. Try sproutbag or overturned jar with cheesecloth, even a colander, if the holes aren't too big. Should sprout after first day....no need to cover. Maybe too hot in the house? Put in Fridge during that cycle? Best of lentil luck
I would think if you ate them, they may be sour on your tummy. try a little. They may taste moldy.
I'd rather juice my grass! :cool:
THanks ladies, for your insight! I asked the girl at the health food store, and she suggested no light, and using a sprout bag in a jar, so maybe I'll give that a try. Justine ~ Heh heh....I figure the weirder the title, the more likely I am to get replies!! Watch out! Who knows WHAT I'll be asking next....heh heh...And hmmm, I don't know about the whole "if they were raw" thing.....isn't that the only way you can buy them? Going to check that out....they were French lentils, but I asked the girl, and she said you can sprout any kind......GAH! Frustrating!
Raw Mom ~ I think you're right about the tummy troubles.....I ate some, mixed with the chickpeas I sprouted (well, they at least have a tail!), and my stomach felt funny afterwards........boo! I didn't want to waste! Oh well......
Perhaps they're shy? hee-hee.
or, if they really are french lentils....they don't understand sprouting directions in english???
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