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Help I just bought some mung beans - I don't think they are what I wanted......

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KatyMac Mon 22-Sep-08 20:50:08

They can't be eaten raw

I was hoping to 'sprout' them with DD

Am I right? will they make beansprouts?

Or have I wasted my money

ScottishMummy Mon 22-Sep-08 21:02:27

soak mung beans overnight,drain water away boil for 10min drain fry onion,garlic ginger

serve with rice,they are delicious

KatyMac Mon 22-Sep-08 21:03:40

But...but...but DD wants sprouts

Mung Mon 22-Sep-08 21:05:09

Did you buy them in the supermarket or in a garden centre? I have some in the cupboard to cook and others to sprout.

WilfSell Mon 22-Sep-08 21:05:10

mung beans DO make beansprouts! grin

chuck some kitchen towel on a plate, pour water over, sprinkle on mung beans, voila coupla days later, beansprouts!

WilfSell Mon 22-Sep-08 21:06:09

whaddaya mean they can't be eaten raw...

Donk Mon 22-Sep-08 21:07:08

YEs you can make bean sprouts.
They CAN be eaten raw when sprouted (or cooked after sprouting).
By default ALL pulses now tell you not to eat them raw, and to boil for 10 minutes minimum.
AFAIK its only kidney beans that are poisonous raw!
Soak overnight
Put in sprouter - and wash morning and evening
Keep in the dark if you want white sprouts. Achieveing fat chinese type sprouts is difficult, but they still taste nice.
If they are left out in the light you will get green sprouts.
These taste nice too.

KatyMac Mon 22-Sep-08 21:07:36

Oh...supermarket - have I brought the wrong ones?

I thought it was more complicated than that Wilfself

Donk Mon 22-Sep-08 21:09:10

Supermarkets are overcautious on the subject of raw pulses - in case they get sued I expect!
My mung beans for sprouting came from a supermarket...

ScottishMummy Mon 22-Sep-08 21:09:27

takes 4-5 days to sprout,keep them well watered, change water every 8-12hr for 4-5Days
How Long to Grow

If you just want little sweet mungs
(1/4 - 1/2 inch roots):Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours for 2 - 3 days.

If you just want to grow big mungs
(1 - 3 inch roots):Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hoursfor 4 - 5 days.

Mung Mon 22-Sep-08 21:09:43

I may be totally wrong, but I dont sprout my dried ones from the supermarket. If you can sprout those then its probably loads cheaper to do it that way.

It is pretty simple to sprout them though. I soak mine for a few hours and then sprout them in a huge jar I have. I rinse them twice a day.

KatyMac Mon 22-Sep-08 21:15:29

Thanks I will let you know if supermarket beans can be sprouted

There seems to be differing methods of production

Mung Thu 25-Sep-08 21:36:02

How is it going KatyMac?

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 21:37:49

Going to start at the weekend - I have a cold & DD spent last night throwing up.....so I thought that we might wait otherwise they will be manky beans

Mung Thu 25-Sep-08 21:54:51

Poor things. I hope you feel better soon.

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 21:56:10

Thanks - I need sympathy DD was well & bouncing by about 9am - but school (for some reason) didn't want her

thisisyesterday Thu 25-Sep-08 21:59:06

supermarket beans can be sprouted! they're all the same I'm sure.

I accidentally sprouted my chickpeas the other day. weird

Mung Thu 25-Sep-08 22:03:28

Last thing you need when you feel ill. So, you had to entertain her all day then? Poor thing. I hope noone else gets it tonight and you manage to sleep off your ailments.

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 22:06:13

I was ready to strangle her by 9.03 blush

I am feeling so ill

Mung Thu 25-Sep-08 22:14:21

Go to bed and sleep then.

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