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    How to Sprout Lentils

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    72 hrs 5 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    These are so easy to make and are so good for you! Lentil sprouts contain Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, B15, B17, C, K, choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA Minerals: boron, calcium, chlorine, copper, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur, zinc The amounts are loosely given. I love them over salads, but are good snacks on their own. Cook time is sprouting time.

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    1. 1
      Place lentils in a quart jar and cover with 2 cups water .
    2. 2
      Cover the top of the jar with cheesecloth(sometimes I use a clean thin washcloth) and secure with a rubber band.
    3. 3
      Let sit in water overnight(12 hours).
    4. 4
      The next day drain off water.
    5. 5
      Rinse and drain once or twice daily and keep out of sunlight.
    6. 6
      On the third day (some people wait till the 4th) you will have sprouts with about a 1/4-1/2" tail on them. They are ready!
    7. 7
      Place in glass jar or plastic jar or bag.
    8. 8
      They shouldn't be too wet. I use the jar that I used to sprout with.
    9. 9
      Keep in fridge.
    10. 10
      Use on salads, as a snack, in stir fries, ground up in spreads. When I'm halfway through the jar I start a new one. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 28, 2010


      I didn't have a cheesecloth so I simply covered my mason jar with a coffee filter and screwed the lid on so that the beans could breathe. When draining, I simply put a wire mesh strainer over the top of the jar and inverted it to get all the liquid out. I'm currently on day 2 of the sprouting process and I already see little sprouts peeping out of the beans. I'm very excited to see how this will turn out!

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    • on March 14, 2013


      I use mosquito netting to cover my mason jars and it works WAY better than anything else I've tried when rinsing and draining. Otherwise, this is a great how-to for lentil sprouts!

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    • on April 03, 2012


      Awesome how to "recipe". I use a Sproutman Sproutbag, and it works out perfectly(: Thanks Sharon!

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Sprout Lentils

    Serving Size: 1 (573 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 114.8
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 16.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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