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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 learned how to sprout, and was inspired to sprout, via this website: <a href="http://www.sproutpeople.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sproutpeople.com/</a><br><br>
They do sell stuff, but look through all the links through the page. They have some pretty decent educational pages.
 

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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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Doktormartini</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2898999"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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.</div>
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I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PeanutButter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916168"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PeanutButter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916168"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I can never get quinoa to sprout... What am I doing wrong?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vegansarawr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2918173"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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?</div>
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You need air circulation.<br><br>
The 'cover' is mostly used to keep flies out.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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: --> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDown-To-Earth-Sprouting-Screen%2Fdp%2FB000N05GJW" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Down-To-Earth-.../dp/B000N05GJW</a><br><br>
There's also sprouting lids made for canning jars: Example---> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHandy-Pantry-SL-5-Sprouting-Strainer%2Fdp%2FB000N8MRW8%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1308541700%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Pantry-S...8541700&sr=8-1</a>
 

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Ok thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love lentil sprouts! I also do adzuki, mung and chickpeas. I love that you can sprout quinoa...going to give that a try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
And I love the lid from Amazon...I am full of love today...thanks for the cool tips/ideas!
 

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I started sprouting for the first time yesterday, they're sprouting, it really is easy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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