Basic Sprouted Mung Beans

Photo by: Sarah Shatz

by Whole Foods Market

over 2 years ago

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

  • 1 cup dried sprouted mung beans
  • Salt to taste
  1. Rinse beans in cool water.
  2. Bring 3 cups water to a boil (add salt if desired). Add sprouted mung beans and boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit for about 2 minutes. Drain excess liquid. (To prepare as a raw food, rehydrate in hot water for about 45 minutes.)

Nutrition Info:


  • 718 calories
  • 2g total fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 334mg sodium
  • 130g carbohydrate (34g dietary fiber, 14g sugar)
  • 49g protein
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