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Bean Sprouts

Also Known As : Sprouted beans, Sprouted seeds,Seed sprouts, Sprouts, Ankoorith dal.


Taste Profile

Bean sprouts have a mildly sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Always refrigerate sprouts at 5 degrees or below and use within two days of purchase .Avoid those sprouts that have turned brown, have wilted or smell musty. Store sprouts away from raw meats or seafood to prevent bacteria from the meat or seafood from contaminating the sprouts.
  2. Bean sprouts can be eaten raw, fried and blanched. They can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches, in stir-fries, fried rice, spring rolls and various soups.


Bean Sprouts refer to the germinating forms of beans. Tender shoots called sprouts, protude from the beans on germination and are edible. Sprouting is done in a warm, moist environment. They are mostly used in Asian cuisine and can be made from many varieties of beans or seeds like mung beans, soyabeans, alfaalfa, chickpeas, mustard, peanuts, green peas, sunflower seeds, wheatgrass kernels, beetroot, broccoli, fenugreek, radish, garlic chive, chinese cabbbage, onion seed and red cabbage. They are widely available all through the year.

Health benefits

  • Bean sprouts are a rich source of iron, thus boosts circulation in the body. By doing so, oxygen and nutrients are well distributed in the body.(1)
  • They are abundant in Vitamin K helping to regulate bone mineral density in the body. It also maintains proper levels of minerals in the blood, which can protect heart health and also support metabolic functions.(1)
  •  They contain compounds like flavonoids that build immunity, thus helping ward off infections and protects from many diseases.(1)
  •  They are abundant in nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium, that are essential for relieving anxiety, balancing mood and promoting sleep.(1)
  • The presence of Vitamin K and vitamin C in bean sprouts play an important role in healing. Vitamin K stimulates blood clotting, which helps heal wounds and reduces the risk of infection while Vitamin C produces collagen, that makes up cells, tissues, muscles and blood vessels thus helping in repair and recovery.(1)

Selection Guide

When buying sprouts, ensure they have been stored at refrigerated temperatures. Select those sprouts that are crisp without any wilting or musty smell.


Bean sprouts if eaten raw, may cause stomach distress, due to the likely presence of bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella which can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes serious infections.(2)

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