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Seeds and Beans

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by broads, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. broads

    broads · Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about sprouting beans and seeds? Can anyone recommend some nice ones to get me started. I've had a look on the internet but there are so many to choose from. Many thanks
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    The classic are mung beans.
    Hana
     
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    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    radish are nice

    I'd suggest a trip to a garden center or an independent health food shops as they often do packets of seeds for sprouting.
     
  4. broads

    broads · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both for your kind replies. I thin k I will do as you suggest and go to the garden centre, don't know why I didn't think of it.
     
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    cugila · Master

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    I used to do a mixture of mung and aduki beans, the colours contrast nicely and they both start with a 24 hour soak. Chick pea sprouts are lovely and nutty, and black-eyed beans taste good. Thanks for reminding me about them, my boss thinks I'll die of scurvy now I don't eat any fresh fruit at all...sprouts taste pretty sweet!
     
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    broads · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Marleemacd for your suggestions. Will give them a try.
     
  8. Spiral

    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    there are also onion seeds, broccoli, alfalfa, beetroot, loads of stuff.

    Make sure you buy seeds produceed for sprouting because some of the seeds produced for growing crops have been treated.

    I bought a rather nice sprouting jar from Julian Graves last year, it has a handled lid that keeps it at the right angle to promote good drainage. it came with a rather fabulous poster that listed all the things you can sprout and how to do it and how long you have to wait before you can eat them. I recall a square plastic stacking box type thing I bough tin the 1980s and didn't get on with it at all.

    beware of mixed seed packets because they all take different lengths of time before they are ready to eat.
     
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    JAC0609 · Member

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    Hi what do you eat with seeds/beans? Part of a salad etc?
    Thanks
    JAC x
     
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    I love my garlic chives....got them from a local seed grower and I regularly pinch some for on salads etc or just eat as they are
     
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