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GREEN LENTIL SPROUTS
TASTE • EDIBLE PARTS
Green lentil sprouts have a light flavor of fresh peas
with a touch of green lettuce. The taste is most
delicious when small white sprouts on the lentils are
only 1-1.5 cm long.
You can eat the whole sprout, including the greenish
brown hull. The hulls are full of fibers, but they are little
flat in their taste.
If you want to eat sprouts without the thin hulls you
can rinse the pre-grown sprouts in a large bowl of
water. This will make the hulls fall off the sprouts.
You should not remove the capsules during
cultivation, as the hull holds the lentil together.
Vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C
Minerals Potassium, Iron, Phosphate
Protein 5% - The percentage is measured
in relation to sprouts consists of 75% water
SIZE • APPEARANCE
Green lentils are available in both a small version
in which the lentils are only 5 mm wide and long.
The larger variations are 7-8 mm wide and long.
Lentils are thinner than they are wide. The hulls
are either clearly greenish or brownish green.
Under the hulls, lentil sprouts are light green.
The small white tail is completely white on the
first day, but get a little green tip after 2-3 days.
The green tip is a sign that the little plant will
soon develop its leaves. I recommend you eat
the sprouts before they get leaves. When their
leaves unfold lentil sprouts turn bitter.
But without leaves they taste like peas.
RECIPES WITH GREEN LENTIL SPROUTS
Lentil sprouts have a very light flavor, so they do
not affect the complete taste of the dish much.
This means that you can easily use them in green
dishes where you want more fullness and protein.
If you use them in stews, I recommend to add them
just before serving. That way, the lentil sprouts
keep their crispness and nutrients.
The light taste also makes the lens sprouts good in
vegetarian protein drink. I often use them this way.
Mixed with cucumber, kiwi and other sour fruits you
get a delicious, hearty and natural protein smoothie.
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