How to Make Homemade and Healthy Kidney Bean (Moong) Sprouts

How to make kidney bean sprouts at home?

One should prefer to make sprouts at home to have more and more of their nutritional values, multiple nutrients, freshness, refreshing and healthy aspects. The making of sprouts is an easy task; the same case is true with moong bean sprouts. It is preferable to prepare sprouts naturally instead of sprout makers.

First of all, take a clean bowl/container/jar. Now, wash the moong green bean (2-3 cups) 2-3 times so that dirt, stone, or broken bean can be removed.  Fill these mung beans/kidney beans inside the bowl, put fresh water for better facilitation of germination, and cover the beans overnight. The cover should not be kept tightly as it will prevent germination due to lack of oxygen. The soaking time should be at least 8 hours, whereby the beans have become thrice of their volume and left the ingredients for two days before sprouting starts appearing. Container water should be removed from time to time to prevent foul smell. Now, the sprout is ready for eating.

How to make moong sprouts with muslin cloth?

Despite using a bowl or container, many people also use cloth/muslin cloth for sprouting or moong dal sprouting. Wash the kidney bean with fresh water and put the moong inside the water overnight. Could you wrap it with a wet cloth and put the kidney beans into a container? Leave it there for two days, observing dryness, and sprinkle water over the fabric. You can see sprouting from the moong bean that is ready for eating.

In hot weather, sprouts may appear in 10-12 hours, but in winter climatic conditions, one must wait two or more days for sprouting. To get long nodes, sprinkling should occasionally be done to maintain its moisture.

Moong Sprouts nutrition facts

Mung green bean sprouts are blended with a powerhouse of nutrients. Moong sprouts are a good source of vitamins A, B, C, E, folic acid, potassium, estrogen, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids.  Moong dal sprouts have adequate minerals, proteins, vitamins, and enzyme concentration. A good source of enzyme in moong seed sprouts makes it easily digestible. As per Ayurveda science, the kidney bean is associated with all three doshas-Vatta, Pitta and Kapha.

Homemade Moong sprouts recipes

Generally, sprouts are preferred raw for eating purposes. But these can be used in making a variety of recipes and dishes.  Mung sprouts can be used as salads, snacks, mung poha, kidney bean adai, moong sandwiches, etc.. Green bean sprouts are healthy and easily digestible. Steamed fried moong sprouts may be used for chaats like golgappa, dahi puri and dahi missal.  Raw moong sprouts chaat may be prepared by mixing chopped onion, tomato, and coriander. Boiled mung sprouts chaat can be prepared by cutting onion, tomato, cucumber, green chillies, and coriander. Another recipe for kidney bean sprouts can be equipped with a combination of cucumber, lemon, and green chillies.

Unknown benefits of eating kidney bean sprouts

  1. Moong bean sprouts are known as one of the best health foods because of the presence of numerous nutrients.
  2. Moong sprouts are recommended for those who want to reduce weight.
  3. If you want to opt for a low-calorie diet, which has a better metabolic impact, it is suggested to have green bean sprouts.
  4. Kidney bean sprouts are full of antioxidants that prevent free radicals from causing diseases.
  5. Green bean sprouts help in the cell anabolic process of the body.
  6. Mung bean sprouts are adequate with roughage and fibre, thus helping digestion and easing constipation.
  7. Women who are experiencing menopause may exert mung sprouts as these will prevent blushes.
  8. Kidney bean sprouts are considered one of the most complete diets and superfoods.
  9. Kidney bean sprouts are among the best, associated with no fat or cholesterol.
  10. It is a good source of minerals like calcium and iron.

Moong sprouts precautions

  1.  Always use fresh and clean water as the sprouting (green beans) soaked water.
  2. Remove water from time to time from the sprouted jar to prevent a foul smell.
  3. The container/jar lid should not be tightly closed, as the sprouts need air for proper germination. It will also prevent foul smell.
  4. Eat sprouts only after washing them.
  5. The sprouted container shouldn’t be kept directly in sunlight.
  6. The refrigerator can keep the sprouts fresh and refreshing.
  7. One should prefer eating fresh sprouts instead of taking them after two or three days as they may get slightly bitter.
  8. Wash the raw moong bean properly before sprouting to remove unwanted ingredients.
  9. Having problems with digestion, one may fry the kidney bean sprouts, especially in the case of older adults.

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