Last Updated on April 22, 2021 by cmoarz
Mung beans are a staple in many parts of the world and can be easily sprouted at home with just a few simple materials. Mung beans, water, mason jar, cheesecloth or towel. The process is easy:
1. Measure out 1/4 cup of mung beans
2. Pour the beans into a clean jar or container with an airtight lid
3. Fill the jar with water and let it soak overnight, at least 8 hours
4. Drain off the soaking water and rinse your beans until they are completely clean (this step is important!)
5. Put your soaked beans in a bowl and cover them with more fresh water, making sure to leave about 2 inches of headspace between the top of your jar’s contents and its lid for expansion purposes as they sprout; you can also use a plastic baggie if you don’t have enough room in your jar for this step
6. You will need to change out that liquid every day so make sure to keep it on hand!
What are the benefits of mung sprouts?
1. Mung sprouts are a great source of vitamin C, A, and B vitamins
2. They’re rich in antioxidants that help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals
3. Mung beans contain high levels of protein and fiber which can promote weight loss
4. Sprouting mung beans is an easy way to add more fresh vegetables into your diet
Can you eat raw mung beans?
Mung beans can be eaten raw, and they’re often used in salads or salsas. Mung bean sprouts are a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine such as Vietnamese pho noodle soup!