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#1 Old 06-10-2007, 08:30 PM
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can someone guide me , i just brought a packet of mixed sprouted peas and lentils , it has chickpeas and peas and lentils and im wondering about how many calories they would have? and if i can use the chickpeas to make hummus?
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#2 Old 06-10-2007, 08:34 PM
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Not enough calories for you to be counting them. Hummus is from cooked chickpeas, and cooking your sprouts for so long probably wouldn't give you very appetizing results.
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#3 Old 06-10-2007, 08:45 PM
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i wonder if you could make falafels from the chickpeas.... i think they use raw chickpeas. i'm also pretty sure that you can put a good few handfuls or so of sprouts into a loaf of bread dough, (or into english savoury scones/american biscuits... maybe even cornbread too!) so that might be fun to try, if you bake. actually... i think i'm gonna try and remember to do that myself.
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#4 Old 06-10-2007, 09:38 PM
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They're not by any means fattening! Eat all you want. They're very nutritious and low calorie.

Alfalfa Sprouts, for example, have 10 calories per cup. If you ate 20 cups, you'd probably be very full and have only consumed 200 calories -- not even close to what you should be consuming in a day.

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Most of the raw hummus recipes I see involve either a nut or dried garbanzo beans. I suspect a raw hummus of sprouts would not turn out creamy. Why not take some raw tahini and a blender and give it a spin though?

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