Country(s) of Origin: USA, Argentina, Mexico
How to Use:
Sort, discarding any stones, debris or malformed beans. Rinse in a colander. Soak overnight, or about 6-8 hours in warm water using at least 3 cups of water for every cup of beans. Drain. Boil enough water to cover top of beans by at least 1 inch (use the soak water or fresh). Add beans to boiling water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until tender adding more water if necessary. Season to taste.
Basic Sprouting Instructions: Sort, soak and drain as directed above. Place in a roomy container such as a quart or gallon jar. Cover with a loose woven fabric, nylon stocking or mesh secured down by elastic or a rubber band. Rinse and thoroughly drain 2-3 times daily until sprouts are of desired length. Swish out seed caps in a basin of water if desired. Sprouting legumes to the stage at which the root pops out makes them much quicker to cook. Do not eat uncooked!