Mung beans are one of our favourite things to sprout, because they become the perfect middle ground between a legume and a vegetable. These small but mighty beans are high in protein, iron and fibre, and unlike other beans, they don’t cause a buildup of gas in the digestive system.
Mung beans have been sprouted in China and India for centuries to make a variety of nutritious sweet and savoury dishes. In China, they even use it as a filling for cake and a base for ice cream!
HOW TO USE
Our favourite way to enjoy sprouted mung beans
Sprouted mung bean hummus with naan
Other delicious ways to enjoy sprouted mung beans
- Stir fry
- Pureed as a dip
After sprouting, we carefully dry the beans back down to their shelf stable moisture levels. This means you can store them as you would store unsprouted beans – in a cool, dry place.
Once you cook your sprouted pulses, they should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Shelf life: 2 years