I plan to start adding posts on various plant based topics, and here are quick directions on how to grow mung bean sprouts.
First, you want to purchase some organic mung bean seeds. I purchase mine on Amazon.com from Todd’s Seeds. I got quick service and the beans are healthy (not chipped or shriveled).
Once they’re clean, just fill a jar (I use a Bell or Mason jar) with about 1/4 cup of your clean beans, cover the beans with water, and cover the jar with a cheesecloth (secure with rubber band or ribbon).
Let your seeds sit for about six to eight hours, then drain the water.
Now comes the easy part. Just fill your jar with water and drain it immediately to moisten the beans, each morning and night. Ideally, I do this three times a day, but two times a day will do.
On the fourth day, your sprouts are ready to be added to salads! But if you want to wait two more days, they will grow to be perfect bean sprouts for a stir fry or chop suey! I snip off the long, stringy roots first. The quickest way is to pinch it off with your fingers.
BTW, I said I have recipes to try out using Mung Bean sprouts. Check my posts to see what I’ve shared.