The superfood that is not yet 'classified' as a superfood

Nutrition / April 30, 2020 / 1 Minute Read / Comments

With three times more potassium than a banana in a 100-gram serving, tons of minerals, protein and fiber, sprouted mung beans are the best-kept secret from Asia. Don’t overlook this superfood that is chock full of essential nutrition, especially if you’re a vegan or vegetarian.

Fruit plate with mung beans
One of our breakfast plates with mung beans

Steps to germinate mung beans

  1. Soak overnight
  2. Remove the water next morning
  3. Take a thin cotton piece of cloth or napkin and loosely wrap the mung
  4. Make sure the mung and cloth stay slightly humid
  5. Wait 24 to 48 hours (warmer climates will accelerate the germination process)
  6. Monitor and wait till the beans sprout a 1 to 2 inch tail (longer tails will take more time)
  7. Rinse and eat

My hubby was surprised to discover mung bean sprouts on one of our trips to India! Quickly, he became a big fan and even his nutritionist highly approved after researching about this secret superfood. A staple for our breakfast or even cooked for lunch, they’re becoming increasingly popular and can be found in many natural food stores across the world.

Presenting to you the hubby practicing Russian with his super informative, funny, and entertaining video on how to sprout mung beans. Be sure to turn on the English or Spanish subtitles by clicking the CC option on the bottom right.

Check out the yummy breakfast tostada, also a creation of the hubby, and other staples that kick-start our morning!

Power and protein,

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