Sunday, January 30, 2011
A Bean in the Hand Is Worth....
After the mung bean posting, someone ask are there other beans for sprouting? So when I was at the health food store yesterday picking up brewer's yeast, soy powder, and liquid vitamin B complex for the birds, I ask the clerk the same question. He said funny you ask about sprouting beans for birds as another customer buys Adzuki beans by the 25 lbs to sprout for her birds! What a salesman!
Turns out these small red beans are high in amino acids except trytophane. Lysine and methionine are two of the critical dietary amino acids for canaries especially my borders. On the left dry bean and on the right swollen 12 hour soaked beans.
Seems like they are going to sprout easily. Will add a sprouted picture to this post in a day or two..