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Sproutlings

By Stephanie

Sprouting chick peas or garbanzo beans is so easy to do. Now I know, yippie! Read a lot about chick peas in recent days. The beans are packed with vitamins and minerals and the best way to use them is to sprout them first. Sprouting unlocks those rich nutrients and at the same time makes the beans easier for us to digest.

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To sprout the chick peas, I just placed them in a colander, covered the pre-soaked beans with a pot cover and rinsed them with tap water several times throughout the day. The whole process, including soaking overnight, took only two days. They do release the same kind of smell that any seeds will release once soaked but stronger. Do you sprout your chick peas?

As I was afraid the beans will get spoilt before using them for cooking, I didn't wait longer for those tiny sproutlings to grow bigger .

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Aren't they charming?
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Have a great day!

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