Roberto pokachinni wrote:Sprouted beans, peas and lentils can produce some phyto-chenicals that are hard for humans to assimilate. Some people can not tolerate them at all. In order to avoid some of this, sprout them in the dark, or only eat the shoots of them that are grown in soil. If eating whole sprouts instead of green shoots, be sure to rinse them thoroughly.
Ben Zumeta wrote:I get 20lb bags of "wild bird seed" for 8$ and sprout them for my birds and also grew some bird seed from these as well. I do not know how much organic bird seed would be.
Here are some dry mung beans I got at an Indian grocery store for $1 a pound or so. The broken ones won't sprout, but the others will. Mung and plain old regular lentils germinate with more vigor than adzuki, chickpeas, soybeans, or any other of the seeds I've tried. That makes it easy because dead seeds want to spoil. When there are no dead seeds your sprouts will stay good longer and require less rinsing.