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Ok so how does this sprouting thing work? is the protien retained? Also can dry lentils be sprouted? if so how long can they stay dry before sprouting... um one more question how many lentils do you use? I will investigate but figured id throw these questions here as I use this forum to ask random food related questions :-D
 

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Put like a cup of dry lentils in a jar or another container and rinse them then soak them in water for like 8 hours or so. Then drain them. Then every 6 or hours just rinse them with water and in less than 2 days you'll have sprouts. These are one of my favorite things to sprout along with quinoa.
 

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Lentils was one of the first things we sprouted, just do what Doktormartini says, soak, rinse, and eat. They're some of the best things to put into salads and to top off the majority of dishes. It gets addictive, so be prepared to sprout everything soon X^D
 

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I put some brown/green lentils in to soak last night and drained them this morning. Hopefully they will be sproutng as we speak if not then poopies. I need to get my hands on some living seeds for cheap :) I wonder who sells them! Can i sprout bird seed perhaps hmm.
 

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Put like a cup of dry lentils in a jar or another container and rinse them then soak them in water for like 8 hours or so. Then drain them. Then every 6 or hours just rinse them with water and in less than 2 days you'll have sprouts. These are one of my favorite things to sprout along with quinoa.
I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong??


anyway, yes, dried lentils sprout! I just sprouted lentils, and they were soo good! You can sprout pretty much any raw nut, seed, or bean
 

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I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong??


anyway, yes, dried lentils sprout! I just sprouted lentils, and they were soo good! You can sprout pretty much any raw nut, seed, or bean
How do you do it? Just soak quinoa in water for a couple of hours then drain...it should sprout in less than two days. Rinse it once or twice if you need to.
 

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I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong??


anyway, yes, dried lentils sprout! I just sprouted lentils, and they were soo good! You can sprout pretty much any raw nut, seed, or bean
You may be using a bad batch. Perhaps your bag was exposed to heat for too long? Or its too old? Maybe a preservative was added? The grains may just be dead.
 

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Do you need a sprouting device that is in the link hazelnut posted or can you just use a jar? If so how would the jar work would I seal it between rinses or leave the lid off for air circulation?
 

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Do you need a sprouting device that is in the link hazelnut posted or can you just use a jar? If so how would the jar work would I seal it between rinses or leave the lid off for air circulation?
You need air circulation.

The 'cover' is mostly used to keep flies out.

I used cheesecloth or rags when I first started sprouting. I'd put the cloth on with a rubber-band, drain out the water, and gently roll the seeds/beans/things around the sides so they wouldn't hang out in any puddles.

I eventually found a sprouting screen at my local health food store. It's made to fit into a canning jar. I've been using it ever since! Example: --> http://www.amazon.com/Down-To-Earth-.../dp/B000N05GJW

There's also sprouting lids made for canning jars: Example---> http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Pantry-S...8541700&sr=8-1
 
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