How To Sprout Beans Including Adzuki, Garbanzo, Lentil, Peas and Mung Beans

Lentil Beans Sprouted and Ready To Eat

Learning how to sprout beans is essential as bean sprouts are a great to grow as they are crunchy and delicious in nature and a great addition to any meal. One cup of any bean sprout seeds will yield 2 cups of bean sprouts. On average, they take 2-5 days to sprout and need to be soaked overnight. A bag or jar method is the best way to grow the bean sprout as they are generally shorter sprouts growing to an inch long on average.

Using lentil sprouts as an example of how to sprout beans, you will want to choose the method for sprouting first. Both the bag and jar method are very effective ways to sprouting bean sprouts.

Soak the lentil sprout seeds overnight in cold water for about 8-12 hours. You want to use enough lentil seeds to fill about 1/3 of the bag or jar.

Consistently rinse the lentil sprouts 2-3 times a day, making sure the water is never cloudy, until they are about an inch in length or longer. The lentil sprouts are now ready to eat.

Lentil sprouts are slightly peppery, peas, adzuki, mung beans and garbanzo or chick peas are very mild. Other bean sprouts include soy beans, kidney beans, navy beans and pinto beans.

All of these bean sprouts are bursting with enzymes and high in nutrition. Now you know how to sprout beans, it is really your preference which variety you choose to sprout.

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3 Responses to “How To Sprout Beans Including Adzuki, Garbanzo, Lentil, Peas and Mung Beans”
  1. Gayle says:

    Trying to find out if it is safe to eat watermelon sprouts. Do you know? Enjoyed reading about all the sprouting possibilities. Thanks.

  2. admin says:

    From what we understand watermelon seeds are very bitter. You can sprout them from a watermelon with seeds if you are looking to grow plants, but in terms of eating them, there is a lack of information about the nutritional benefits. Watermelons on the other hand are extremely healthy!

  3. James says:

    Hello, I have a mix of pea, lentil and garbanzo seeds for sprouting. Once theyve sprouted, is it safe to eat what would be the remaining “seed shell”. Just not sure wether to dive in or to “de-shell” the sprouts.

    Thank you!

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