Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mung Beans

I finally found some mung beans at the grocery store.  I was sure I had seen them before, but they haven't had any in stock for awhile now.

I bought a tiny seed packet with instructions in the spring for a ridiculous $2.99.  Not enough beans in there for my hoard!  But at least I got to look at them.  They're sold here as Moong beans in the grocery, which is why I couldn't find them to begin with.  Hmmm.  At any rate, now I have my first batch soaking on the counter.  Hopefully they'll be ready for a nice stir fry this weekend.

Here's a simple set of instructions that are pretty much the same as my seed packet.  The seed packet says to rinse them twice a day, and that it takes 7 days to sprout them.  We'll see how it goes.


  1. Hi Wendy,
    I have been mulling this over, and I thought that commercial seeds sold for gardens could not be eaten. The sprouts that you consume seem to be eating the whole seed. How is my thinking going wrong? Did I read something untrue? Thanks!

  2. No, I think you're right, seeds are generally treated to prevent spoiling. These were sold specifically for sprouting, and organic, so I'm pretty sure they're safe.