Sprouting — A Great Way to Add Variety to a Plant-Based Diet
Most people are familiar with mung bean sprouts (the kind used in Asian cooking) and perhaps alfalfa sprouts, but did you know that the sprouts of many other kinds of beans, seeds, and grains can be eaten as well? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll explain exactly what sprouting is, why it is beneficial, what types of foods can be sprouted, and how to get started sprouting at home.
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Here’s what we mention in this episode:
- No Meat Athlete Radio (podcast)
- Oh Comadre Veggie Soy Candles
- be sure to check out the Oh Comadre Candles Facebook page as well!
- Veg Zen swag in the shop!
Remember when we told you not to worry about writing down all of the foods you can sprout because we would list them all? Well, here goes nothing!
- Mung beans
- Brassicas (cabbage family)
- Parsley family
- green onion
- Other veggies
And here’s what NOT to sprout and eat!
Resources Used for this Episode:
- How to Soak & Sprout Nuts, Seeds, Grains, & Beans
- Processing Whole Grains to Make them Even Healthier
Recipe of the Week
Quotes of the Week
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
— Napoleon Hill
Question: Do you enjoy sprouts as a part of your diet? Do you sprout your own?
Thanks for listening!
Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa