Sunday, October 30, 2011
Make your own BEAN SPROUTS
I have always wanted to make my own bean sprouts. I love eating them, but the ones you get at the market are always old looking. I met a lady at the Organic Veggie Farmer's Market who said she bought a $100 machine to make them. I bought some of her sprouts and they were fresh and delicious. Yum!! So I came home and Googled sprout-making and Voila'......Make your own in a jar. I got out some canning jars (Wide mouth jars would be better, but I was too lazy to go out to the Bungalow/storage to get them. Once grown, they are hard to remove from small mouth jars. Learn from my mistake.)
I got a sheet of plastic canvas and cut out a circle using the innner seal as a template.That way you can pour water into the jar as you must rinse the bean a couple times a day and then turn them over onto
Step number 1: Buy some Mung Beans and some Lentils.
Step number 2: These beans are dried, so soak a half of cup of each in a jar over night.
Step number 3: Pour out water and pour in more water to rinse beans, pour out and place upside down jar onto the dishdrainer. Rinse beans 2-3 times a day, and drain.
DO NOT KEEP BEANS/SPROUTS IN THE WINDOW. I JUST PLACED THEM THERE FOR PHOTOS. I PLACE THE JARS UPSIDE DOWN IN THE DISHDRAINER NEAR THE WINDOW.
Lentils on the left. Mung beans on the right.
Bean sprouts from Mung Beans are done sooner than the Lentils.
Harvest Time after 4 days!!! Ate some on a cheese sandwich. Ate them like as a snack. Shared my harvest with my granddaughter. Packed her some in a ziplock bag.
Lentils are still growing. Day 6. They are ready to eat, I just want to see how long they will get.