Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Super Whole Food: Raw Sprouted Beans

A few weeks ago,
when I was teaching at a detox workshop,
I mentioned that sprouted beans(legumes) when eaten raw is
very beneficial to one's vitality.

Raw sprouted beans provide very comprehensive nutrients
high quality and bioavailable proteins,
rich minerals
natural good fats
phytonutrients &

-- That's why my teacher call these sprouts super whole food!

Also, few people knew that,
when Zheng He went far distance sailing in the 16th century,
how he solved nutritional problems of his sailors
(as they could be confined in the sea for months),
was to feed them raw mung beans.

not all sprouted beans are edible in raw form,
due to some toxicity.

A student hence asked in an email later
to find out which are those that are toxic.

In fact, most sprouted legumes are not suitable to be eaten raw,
so it's easier to list out here those that is edible in raw :P

sprouted adzuki beans
sprouted chickpea/garbanzo beans
sprouted lentils
sprouted mung beans
sprouted peas

"Sprouted" here means
that the beans are soaked
and then let germinate to the extent
where the roots are about 0.5~1cm in length
(this is when the nutrient content is optimal).

For proper sprouting technique,
please refer to Easy Sprouting Protocol

Happy sprouting :P
Kee Yew


{Learning Holistic Wellness for Wisdom and Compassion}

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