How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts {Start to Finish}

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mung bean sprouts

After learning how to grow sprouts last week I decided to try a new seed.

mung beans

This time around it was the handsome Mung Bean.  We use bean sprouts occasionally when we make stir fry dinners.  I adore the crunchy texture and it is a great way to sneak a little protein into the meal as well.

mung beans in water

To get started you’ll need to disinfect the seeds by placing them in a mixture of 2% bleach solution {1 cup water to 1tsp. bleach} for 15 minutes. Rinse the seeds thoroughly and place in a quart jar.


Cover the seeds with water {about 3 times the depth of the seed}.  Place a bit of cheesecloth or muslin over the top of the jar to keep out critters.

bean sprouts

In about 3 days your mung bean sprouts will look like this.

mung bean sprouts

In about 5 days the sprouts will look like this.

Have YOU ever grown Mung Bean Sprouts? 

How about wheat grass?  I’m thinking about growing it next. Maybe to add into smoothies or something.  What do you think?  

*I grew Sprouts {Mung Bean} seeds from Botanical Interests. You can find them HERE.

Victorio Round Three-Tray Kitchen Seed Sprouter

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  1. Helen in Meridian says:

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  2. Have you tried sprouting wheat? I got my sprouter thingy out and ready to go, but now I forget how. It’s been too long…

  3. Ooh, I would love to try this. Can you use the beans from the Winco bulk section or do you have to use special beans?

  4. I love this idea! Where do you find fresh mung beans? I’ve only ever seen dried.

  5. I know this is an older post, but I absolutely love the idea and was just wondering…. if you plant these seeds in soil, will you be able to produce an ongoing supply of “new” seeds, or do should you purchase a boatload of seed packets, so you have a ready supply on hand for every time you want to grow some for immediate use? Have you ever tried to grow them? My son absolutely loves them, but can easily eat a pound in a sitting :0

  6. I’ve grown mung bean sprouts for my stir fry dinners, but hate the green seed coat. Is there an easy way to wash these off? It takes too much time to pick them out of the growing sprouts.

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