Mung Beans: The Food of Angels of our time
Sprouting Mung Beans are super easy and foul proof. Yes, Really. They are. If you’ve never tried it I would urge you to give it a try.
Day 1 : Soak – 24 hours
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Day 1 : Soak for 24 hours
These great versatile bean have been used in different cultures . Help cleanse and purify blood via the liver. A great cleansing bean. Here I’m showing how easy it is to sprout.
Method : 200gms Mung Beans : Wash well
Place in a large jug or pyrex dish.
Cover with water I put mine in spring or filtered alkaline water – Soak overnight / for 24 hours. Cover with a dark cloth- I put mine in a place where they will not be disturbed. A surface will be fine.
Day 3 Remove water and wash the beans until there is clean water. You will notice small shoots have begun to appear. I add a little water at the bottom of my beans -then cover and again, leave in a cool place. Repeat as day 2 on day 3. Wash gently- place again as in day 3- They will be ready to eat or left again for a further day.
Ready to eat: Refrigerate- and begin to eat – add to salads or soups. They can be kept for up to 3 further days, however, I think it’s best to eat within 2 days.
Some Facts about glorious Mung Beans
- Mung beans – a good source of dietary fibre,
- They can improve digestion
- Known to be good for people with celiac disease / gastro conditions.
- A great source of iron which is essential for any womens’ health
- just 18 milligrams a day help menache – and avoid anemia/ iron deficiency.
- A single serving will provide up to 80% of the recommended daily intake of Iron / folate.
- An essential B vitamin – this plays an important part in the process of DNA creation so helps kidney function and Chi.
A mono diet, with Mung Bean and Rice helps cleanse the kidneys, colon and digestive organs.
Mung Beans Strengthens the Liver -helps detoxification of old toxins
Mung beans also help digestion of ‘ unwanted tissue’.
This is calming, soothing and warming as a mono diet and has an alkalising effect to build and tones organs, nerves and glands.
Mung beans have been used ayurvedically and have proven themselves as rich in good carbohydrates, minerals, and all the vitamins we need.
The healing properties of Mung Beans have been known as the ‘Food of Angels’.
I have grown up eating ‘Khejerri’ a comfort warming food from my heritage – great after any illness and a firm favorite made by my mum and maji.
Mung Beans are great for building immunity and cleansing blood of toxins. Our ancestors have known this since time and have passed on this wisdom in families.
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