sprout mung beans

How to sprout mung beans at home | Green Gram Sprouts

What are mung beans sprouts?

Green grams or moong beans are germinated to make moong beans sprouts. The process increases the nutritive value of the already healthy green grams. It is very easy and simple to sprout green grams at home. The time required to sprout mung beans at home depends on various factor and therefore can take anywhere from 8 hours to 48 hours to sprout. Let’s also discuss the health benefits of mung beans and why should we sprout beans at home instead of buying readymade ones?

Health Benefits of Mung Bean Sprouts

Mung beans are rich in minerals, vitamins, and proteins.
Sprouting the mung beans not only increase the nutritional value but also make the absorption of the present minerals easy.
Sprouted mung beans are high in fiber. As a result, helps in keeping the bowel movement regular. It improves the health of the digestive system.
Mung beans being rich in fiber and proteins help in weight loss as it not only keeps you full but also reduces the hunger hormones… yippy!!
And there are many more benefits… however; the ones mentioned above will give you enough reasons to include sprout mung beans in your diet.

Why make sprouts at home?

Homemade is any day better. If sprouts are made at home you will be eating fresh, chemical free and more economical sprouts.

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Green Gram Sprouts

1. Take 1 cup mung beans. Clea to get rid of any stones etc. Wash thoroughly.

sprout mung beans

2. Soak in 4 cups of water.

sprout mung beans

3. Leave it for at least 8 hours.

sprout mung beans

4. After 8 hours the beans will almost double in size. Discard the water.

sprout mung beans

5. Place a colander/big strainer on a bowl. This arrangement will ensure beans get enough air from the bottom.

sprout mung beans

6. Put the soaked mung beans in the strainer.

sprout mung beans

7. Cover with a MOIST kitchen towel. Now, sprouting might take anything from a few hours to a couple of days. If mung beans are taking longer to sprout, just sprinkle little water on them or make sure the kitchen towel is moist

sprout mung beans

8. After 36 hours, I had these. Make sure the kitchen towel is moist all the time.

sprout mung beans

9. Ready to use!

sprout mung beans

Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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