Kidney Bean Sprouts
DON'T!! i foolishly ate some kidney bean sprouts, imagining that anything sprouted hygenically is good (i wash all beans with vinegar, and soak in filtered water).
as i realized today, sprouted kidney beans taste bad, and soon after produced the most horrible diahrrea attack, i sat in the loo most of the morning, and felt weak and lousy. after a warm bathtub soak, and a diet of fluids, i slowly recovered.
later, i found from many of my health friends that sprouting large beans is generally not a good idea, and kidney beans in particular are deadly when sprouted. generally, the taste is so bad that you cannot eat a large amount, but since i eat sprouts soaked in apple cider vinegar diluted, i did not realize the bad taste, and endured it till i had eaten a cup-ful.
sprouted kidney beans have to be thoroughly cooked to make them non-toxic. please note that the toxicity of the kidney bean has nothing to do with hygiene, it is not salmonella or e-coli, but some chemicals in the bean itself.
i am happy to be alive!
Kidney bean sprouts are tiny little stocks of sprouts. The body of the sprout is a cream or white colored stalk and on top lies the bean. The bean is a kidney shaped and yellow green in color.
Selecting and Buying
1. Take a bag of uncooked kidney beans. You can find these at your local Indian store or grociery shop.
2 In a container (as large ad you need) lay some tissue paper. On top of that add your kidney beans.Fill with water until the tops of the paper are soaked.
3.Place in the shade until sprouts grow up till 1 inch
Preparation and Use
Kidney bean sprouts can be used as garnish for any dish. They are commonly used for soup garnish.
Conserving and Storing
Kidney bean sprouts can be stored in the refrigerator and can last up to a week.