Sprout is a very healthy option to start your day Spcialy for vegetarians. ether you are on diet or not your breakfast should be protein-packed, which gives you energy for the whole day, Moong sprout meets that need. But the problem is moong sprouts do not taste great and you cannot eat them every morning. So here I am with two delicious Sprouted moon recipe. If you guys will like this I will share more.
Nutritional value of Moong Dal/ Green gram/ Mung Beans
Mature whole mung beans
Sprouted Mung beans
Boiled Mung beans
Moong is a very common Pulse in India and very easily available across the country. and as you can in the nutrition table it is a very rich source of vegetarian protein. Not only but it is also a good source of other nutrients like vitamins-c, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Etc.
What is Sprout
Any grain which started germinating and grown between 1mm to 10mm is called sprout. Sprout is the starting of a plant’s life from a seed to a plant. this is the time when the energy stored in a seed is at the highest level. after that, a plant should be survived on its own. that why this is the time when the energy in the seed will enhance up to 400%.
How to make sprout
There are three popular ways to make sprouts. will Discuss all of them. First, we will discuss common things.
Common things to do before sprouting
Before sprouting you have to ensure the quality of grain. If the grain is low quality then you will not get good results. You can simply check them with the help of water. Take 5 times more water than grains. And put the moong grains in it, wait for a few seconds and you will see some grains are floating. These grains are useless they don’t germinate so throw them out. Then wash the rest grains properly. because the grain you will bring from the market are pesticides mixed. make sure you will clean them properly.
Soaking the grain
Soaking the grain is very important. Make sure to take 4 times more water than grain. Because the grain can become up to 3 times bigger than the actual size. Keep it at a cool and dry place and soak them up to 12 hours.
There are three popular way to make sprout.
- This one is a very old and traditional way. To sprout this way, you have to take a clean and wet cotton cloth. And put the grain in it then fold the cloth. Put this cloth in an open container so that air can easily pass through it. and keep it in a dark and warm place for 24 hours. it can take a little less or more time its depend on seed quality and weather.
- Take a strainer and keep it at the top of a pan. And put a clean kitchen towel on the top of the strainer. Put the grain in the strainer and fold the kitchen towel. keep it in a dark and warm place for 24 hours. it can take a little less or more time its depend on seed quality and weather.
- Sprouting Bowl. This is a set of two, the lower one is a container for water coming from the strainer and the upper one like a strainer. Many tiny holes are present in this bowl. The making process is the same as I mentioned above. You have to strain the water and keep it wet and in a warm place. The key is that you make sure that it is wet and a little warmer.
Sprouted moong chat
Ingredients (2- 3 Peoples)
- Sprouted moong 1.5 Cup
- Cucumber chopped – 1 Cup
- Tomatoes Chopped – 1 Cup
- 1 finely chopped green chilly
- finely chopped coriander leaves 1 Table spoon
- Lemon juice 2 Tea spoon
- Ginger juice – 2 Tea spoon
- Black pepper powder – 1 Tea spoon
- Chat masala – 1 Tea spoon
Now mix the ingredient From 01 to 05 first then add the rest ingredients mix it well. And your delisuos Sprouted moong chat is ready.
This one is my personal favorite. because I always in a hurry in the morning. So I don’t want to prepare something which takes a lot of time. And this sprouted moong chat is perfect in this it takes just a few minutes. And It fulfills my nutritional requirements.
Sprouted moong Sweet dish
This is very simple and you can customize it by availability and your taste. I use to chop some carrots and some deseeded orange and mix them with Sprouted moong. And sprinkle some black pepper powder (optional ) on it. And here is my sweet Sprouted recipe is ready. You can add fruits of your own choice and enjoy it. Let’s talk about some benefits of sprouted moong.
You can also see Pesarattu a Healthy Vegetarian Recipe. I have suggested to used soaked moong beans but you can replace it with Sprouted moong beans
Complete Source of Protein
The protein is available in lots of food but all of them are not the complete source of protein. Most of the vegetarian food is an incomplete source of protein, So let’s break down what is the complete source of protein.
What is the complete source of protein
In simple language, the protein is divided into nine Amino acids. And all amino acids should be taken is a recommended quantity. All the protein sources especially vegetarians sources do not contain all amino acids. So the food which contains all nine amino acids is called a complete source of protein. and the food which has not all of them is called an incomplete source of protein. Animal protein sources like eggs, meat, and dairy are a complete source of protein. Mung bean is also an incomplete source of protein but when we sprouted them they become a complete source of protein.
Sprouted moong for immunity and strength
As you can see in the nutrition table the Sprouted moong is not only rich in protein. But also rich in vitamin-C and minerals like Iron, Potassium. Which makes this an immunity booster food. And Strength giving food.
Low in calories
In 100 Gram of Sprouted moong, you only get 30 Calories. and this makes it the best breakfast option for people in a weightloss diet. So if you on a weight loss diet still you can enjoy these two recipes
Remove toxic from the body
Spouted moong bean have balanced nutritional value which can detoxify your body. So if you are having issue which relate with body toxic you can include this to your morning diet.
Full of fiber
In 100 grams of sprouted moong, you will get 1.8 Grams of Dietary fiber which is good enuff to keep your bowel movement healthy. and as you a healthy body starts with a healthy stomach.
Best time to eat Sprouted moong
The best time to eat sprouted moong is in an empty stomach in the morning. Or you can add it as salad and have it before your main meal. Don’t eat too much because eating too much can cause indigestion, acidity, stomach ache, and other stomach related issues. You can eat four tablespoons at once, without any issue.
Eat it raw
I have already mentioned in the previous article Sprouts, Health Benefits, and the side effects of Sprouts. That people with Digestion issues should avoid eating raw sprouts. But if you have no such issues then eat Sprouted moong raw don’t boil or saute them. you get the best result. if you are worried about its high fiber content then you can add some lemon and ginger juice. which I have already mentioned.
So that is it for Sprouted moong. hope you will like the article. If you have any questions comment down below.