Sprouted mung beans have been germinated (or sprouted) slightly and then dried using modern solar-drying techniques in order to create a bean that is easier to digest and more nutritious. The resulting beans have a fresh, green, sweet, almost nutty taste and cook more quickly than standard beans. Simmer them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, or try them as a raw food by soaking in hot water for about 45 minutes until crisp-tender with a raw vegetable crunch. Add simmered or soaked sprouted mung beans to soups, salads or other favorite dishes.
Makes about 2 cups