Also know as
Whole grren gram
Parboiling is a cooking technique in which moong sprouts are partially cooked in boiling water for about 5-6 min, but removed before it is cooked all the way through. Many recipes call for parboiled moong sprouts as they take longer to cook. Parboiling them in advances ensures that they get completely cooked in the final dish. The parboiling may be done with or without addition of salt as per the recipe requirement. You may check the softness by pressing a sprout between your fingers. At this point, you may add spices, vegetables or even boiled rice as per your preference and recipe requirements. The sprouts may be parboiled with or without salt as per your choice.
Blanched Moong- In Korea, slightly cooked mung bean sprouts are often served as a side dish. They are blanched: placed into boiling water for less than a minute, immediately cooled down in cold water, and mixed with sesame oil, garlic, salt, and often other ingredients
How to select
Because bean sprouts have become a common ingredient, many grocery stores carry them, and they can also be prepared at home. When selecting bean sprouts to be parboiled later, look for plump, crisp specimens who are not slimy, limp, or stringy. Also, look for sprouts with shoots that are still short and stored in refrigerated sections.. Longer sprouts tend to get more woody and bitter. Exposing the sprouts to sunlight will cause them to start photosynthesizing, which will make them pale green.
" Parboiled Green moong sprout salad is a very refreshing and healthy salad. Dal when sprouted turn out to be sweeter and this combo goes well with cucumbers, lemon and green chillies.
" Parboiled Mung bean sprouts are stir fried as a vegetable accompaniment to a meal, usually with ingredients such as garlic, ginger, spring onions, or pieces of salted dried fish to add flavor. Uncooked bean sprouts are used in filling for Vietnamese spring rolls, as well as a garnish
How to store
In most cases, parboiled bean sprouts can be used raw or lightly cooked, and they should be used as quickly as possible. Use the bean sprouts within two days, and make sure to rinse them before use. Sprouts are a common source of bacterial contamination, so get into the habit of rinsing any type of sprouts before eating them.
" Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritional of all the foods that exist.
" Sprouts have greater concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes. Sprouts are organic and can be grown anytime anywhere.
" Sprouts are easily digestible. Abundant enzymes make them easy to digest .