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How do I minimize the risk of bacteria growth in bean sprouts?

I have been experimenting with sprouts lately. Most recently I've been sprouting mung beans. Last week I had a salad with a larger than usual portion of bean sprouts. I spent the next day with a ...
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How to sprout quinoa (and other grains) safely

I've recently begun sprouting my own grains but I've found (no matter the method I use) that they tend to be too...crunchy? My boyfriend described my last batch of black quinoa tasting like it had ...
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How to achieve tender or crunchy toasted lentil sprouts?

A few days ago, I started sprouting a batch of lentils. This morning, I took some of the beans, now with 0.5-1 mm shoots growing out of them, tossed them in salt, pepper, and paprika, and spread them ...
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Why are chickpeas sprouted before grinding them into flour?

I am about to make (or at least try to) my own chickpea flour. Having had a good look around, my understanding is that I need to sprout my chickpeas first. My question(s) therefore: Why do I have ...
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Sprouting fenugreek seeds? Are seeds for sprouting different than the ones in the spice aisle?

I was about to add 4 ounces of fenugreek seeds to my Amazon order when I saw that I could buy a pound for just a couple of dollars more. The 1 pound package emphasizes sprouting, whereas the 4 ounce ...
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Mung bean sprouts developed a slight purple color on day 3?

I've been sprouting my beans for three days now; yesterday I noticed some had developed a slight purple coloration while rinsing them, photo attached. One of them even went blue-ish, but there is no ...
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Why do sprouted lentils take longer to cook than soaked lentils?

I like sprouts, and I thought it would be a nice experiment to sprout my lentils before turning them into a tender soup, as I often do. I usually soak lentils for half a day, and then boil them with ...
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Is a sprouting carrot lower in sugar and does it lose nutritional value?

If carrots use their sugar reserves to start the sprouting process, does that mean that the sugar content is lower? Does the sprouted carrot lose any of its nutritional value? If a carrot is a root ...
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Problems Sprouting Soybeans

I've sprouted mung beans (many times) and a few other seeds successfully. I understand the process well. I've now tried sprouting soybeans a number of times but I can't make it past soaking. After ...
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Mung beans take 10+ days to sprout

I am trying to make mung bean sprouts at home, as they are rare to find in a store where I live. After I soak them for 12 hours I place them in a spin dryer basket whose mesh is fine enough to hold ...
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Will peeling and slicing potatoes prevent them from sprouting further?

I have some potatoes that are starting to sprout. Nothing crazy, but I'm worried about them all sprouting worse before I get the chance to turn them into breakfast. I'm just going to be frying them ...
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Fenugreek Sprouts - How am I doing? Am I done?

12 hours ago Now They're definitely slowing down. They're pleasant as is, I could throw them into a salad or sandwich right now and they would be a nice addition. I'd like them even better if they ...
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Safe fenugreek sprouting in a jar?

I am the new proud owner of more fenugreek seeds than I will ever use as a spice, so I thought I'd try my hand at sprouting. I have no idea if I will enjoy sprouting or if I will like fenugreek ...
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Is the sprouted wheat used in any traditional recipes?

The healthy food movements uses sprouted/germinated wheat in many ways. They even make sprouted wheat grains bread. But is the sprouted wheat used in any traditional cuisines?
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Can I grow Mung lentil sprouts to leaves?

I am growing mung daal (lentil) sprouts and they are at day 3 right now. They have white shoots but I am thinking of growing them into leaves so that I can use them in my sandwich. Is it ok to let ...
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I can find red split lentil but not green split lentil, why not?

I'm trying to sprout the green lentils for nutrition reasons, the gal suggest using split green lentils which I cannot find anywhere What gives?