What you’ll need:
• Mason Jar (or any container that can hold beans, water and allow air in will do)
• Mason Jar ring/lid
• Organic sproutable beans
1. Add 1/2 cup of Mung beans into an empty mason jar, you need the extra room because the beans will soak up a lot of water and sprout like crazy. Cover the beans with water and let them soak for 6 to 8 hours (overnight).
2. For about 2-3 days or longer, depending on the beans, you’ll be rinsing and draining twice a day. In between rinses you can let the mason jar lay on it’s side to let the water drain out.
3. As the days go on you’ll see your beans sprouting and It’s up to you when your beans are done. They’ll store for about 1 to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge and try to rinse with cold water each day.
• We sprouted Adzuki beans and it took about 5-6 days to get sprouts. Much longer than Mung beans which were 2-3 days.
• When sprouting Mung beans I have read that while you’re sprouting (in between rinses) they should be stored in a dark area so that they don’t become bitter.
• Beans are good for you to begin with, but when you sprout them they come alive with so many more nutrients.
-Vitamin B12 increases 312%
-Vitamin B3 and B5 increase 66%
-Biotin (great for skin and hair) increases 111%
-Folic Acid increases 278%
-Vitamin C increases 300%
• Chickens also love sprouts, so grow some for your backyard flock or give them your leftovers. Not only will they love eating them but it’s an excellent source of nutrients for the eggs and it’s perfect for the long winter months without any greens or bugs for them to eat.
Here’s some helpful videos of other sprouters: