mung beans are wonder food : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

wow!check out the nutrition info on mung beans!!!talk about nutritional density!!!40 grams of protien per serving!!!400 calories!!!serious survival food here folks!!!

-- zoobie (, May 08, 1999


yes...and very easy to raise in the garden. Just buy some of those for sprouting and plant them.


-- Taz (Tassie, May 08, 1999.

Mung beans are even more amazing if you sprout them. The protein and starches are broken down into amino acids and simple sugars - saving you the hard work of digesting them. (And no bean gas.) Digestion takes a lot of energy, so whatever amount we spend on it is a minus fsrom the energy we get from our food. Also, sprouted beans cook in just a few minutes, a big plus when fuel or time are short. And, sprouts contain many more nutrients than dried beans. Compliments of Mother Nature. Mung beans in particular contasin nutrients that keep one young, even reverse aging.

-- Shivani Arjuna (, May 08, 1999.

I love mung bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts. I'm a vegetarian and sprouts make delicious sandwiches. If you like hearty bread, use seven grain, for an even a healthier sandwich.

Take two slices of bread and put a thin layer of your favorite spread on both slices; I prefer cream cheese but any spread is good. Sprinkle both slices of bread generously with Mrs. Dash. Then add a layer of Bermuda onion slices, a thick layer of sprouts, a slice of juicy tomato, and it is delicious. My husband likes a slice of cheese, or sliced, hard boiled egg on his, but you can use anything. Sliced avocados are delicious, but unless you live in CA, I wouldn't count on those.

-- gilda (, May 09, 1999.

Stop it Gilda you're making me hungry!!!

-- Andy (, May 09, 1999.

Gilda! You're back! Good to see you. Don't be such a stranger!

Now, mung beans. If you sprout too many and the fridge is working, cover them in water and store in fridge. Change water at least once a day, otherwise they get limp instead of nicely crisp.

-- Old Git (, May 09, 1999.

Hi Old Git, glad to be back--I think.

I always sprout enough for a couple of days, and that's pretty much the same way I keep mine crispy. But I guess if we don't have refrigeration, it might be a good idea to only sprout enough for that day.

I planted 8 Sweet l00 tomatoes, 4 Lemon Boys, and 4 Golden Boys today. Also bell peppers and cucumbers. Have you ever planted something, then decided the soil was not right, then dug them up a day or two later and replanted them. I just did that today. I hope they don't go in to shock and never recover.

-- gilda (, May 09, 1999.

Where is that recent post describing how to sprout Mung beans the "Chinese" way - put them in a pot on a cloth-covered rack, and some other instructions? It was in the last few days - now I can't find it nor remember who wrote it!!! Anyone?

-- Debbie (, May 10, 1999.

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