Bean sprouts are the result of the germination process, through which the nutritive ingredients found in beans become more nutritious. Bean sprouts can be eaten raw or lightly cooked to get maximum taste.
Good quality mung bean sprouts will be crisp-looking, dry and bright. Avoid sprouts that are brown, overly wet, or have wilted.
Bean sprouts have the potential to carry bacteria and therefore should be avoided by pregnant women and those with weak immune system.(2) It may even cause food-borne illnesses due to the high levels of moisture and heat generated during the sprouting process.(3)
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