San Francisco Sprout Mix

San Francisco Sprout Mix

$11.00 Lb.

Peanuts, Mung Bean, Adzuki Bean. Black, Crimson, Eston, French Blue & Green Lentils.
Green, Speckled & Bill Jump Peas. Black, Brown & Beige Garbanzos



Our most popular bean blend of all-time! There is nothing else in the sprout universe quite like San Francisco Mix. It is great as a snack and is welcome in many recipes - both raw and cooked.


SF Mix' seeds all come from sources which are certified organic.

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  • Soak 8 - 12 hours
  • Rinse / Drain 2 - 3 times per day
  • Harvest 2 - 4 days
  • Yield 2 to 1
About

13 (or more) seeds mixed up to make our most popular bean sprout combo ever. During our decade at the Dane County Farmer's Market - we sold over 100 pounds every weekend throughout the summer to our loyal and delighted customers. The inclusion of Peanuts is the main reason that more folks are addicted to this than to any other of our bean sprouts. The most popular use of this mix (and many other bean sprouts) is as a snack - the majority of our customers say they eat SF Mix like popcorn or mixed nuts - straight, but we have some great recipe ideas too. Our personal favorite is Spicy San Francisco Snack Mix. It Rocks - and has a nice kick too!

The Story of San Francisco Mix From 1993-1998 we lived in a log cabin in rural southwestern Wisconsin. We had no running water. We did have solar power, an outhouse and a well that was about 500 feet down a steep hill from the cabin. We grew sprouts near our well. Back in 1994 it was - we grew our beans and other non-leafy sprouts on a wooden rack that held up to 50 nursery flats (10x20 inches each). The rack stood next to the edge of a hill, so the draining water from the sprouts would head downhill. In those days we didn't have many mixes - we grew most of our sprouts straight. Our most popular sprout was Peanuts. We also had Mung Beans, Lentils, Peas, Garbanzos and Adzukis. Well, one morning I went down the hill to rinse the sprouts - I noticed something was missing - - the rack was gone! I ran down only to find that the rack had collapsed and fallen down the little hill next to which it stood. I was totally freaked out! We were seriously low on funds in those days - we lived crop to crop - and all of a sudden we didn't have the sprouts our wholesale accounts (co-ops and natural food stores) had ordered, and what of the disappointment of our farmers market patrons? After I cried and screamed I got down the hill and scooped up the sprouts that weren't on the ground (they made quite a large pile, so most were on top of each other) and put them in the nursery flats. That was the only "bean" we had for the market that week. It turned out to be wildly popular - - - of course.

We made it, on purpose, every week after that. We named it San Francisco Mix because it was "nutty" and was always changing (I varied the mix depending on my mood and aesthetic). If only we could remember how often bad things lead to good things......

Flavor
An explosion of flavors, textures and colors. Wonderful peanut crunchiness. Awesome, unique stirfries. Great in salads or as just a snack right out of the sprouter.
Nutrition

Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
All Essential Amino Acids
Protein: 20-25%

Notes
If there is anything unique about our current seed, we will tell you about it here. Seed Shelf Life: 1 year. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.
Recipes
  • Herb Sprout Snack

    Herb Sprout Snack

    Herb Sprout Snack For snacks, stir-fry or as a rice add-in. Ingredients: 1 - 5 pounds of sprouts, depending on your taste We use...
  • Sprout Hummus

    Sprout Hummus

    Fantastic! We've made this recipe more often than most over our years as Sproutpeople. Ingredients 1 cup of bean sprouts We use Big...
  • Spicy San Francisco Sprout Snack

    Spicy San Francisco Sprout Snack

    For snacks, stir-fry or as a rice add-in. Ingredients 1 - 5 pounds of sprouts, depending on your taste We use San Francisco Mix,...
  • Sprout Snack

    Sprout Snack

    ANYthing you can think of can work with sprouts. Eat 'em right out of the Sprouter - or whatever.... Ingredients: Sprouts - as many...
  • Gil's Sprout Fried Rice

    Gil's Sprout Fried Rice

    Created for and served at the wonderful Kafe Kohoutek in Madison, Wisconsin. Don't look for it - it's not there anymore =:-(...
  • Spiced Sprouted Beans in Mustard Sauce

    Spiced Sprouted Beans in Mustard Sauce

    This wonderful sprout recipe was created by a favorite farmers market customer of ours. Ingredients: 2 Tbs. cooking oil 1 Tbs....
  • Sprouted Bean Burgers

    Sprouted Bean Burgers

    This is one of our favorite sprout recipes. It's cooked but it is soooo good we don't care. The Tastiest Vegetable Burger Ever! Eat More...
  • Sprouted Bean Rice Pot

    Sprouted Bean Rice Pot

    One of the simplest recipes in the world, this has been Gil's (that's me) staple food for many a moon. I Have lived off this for months...
  • Sprouts in Garlic Butter

    Sprouts in Garlic Butter

    A fairly decadent sprout dish but it is tasty and nutritious too. Ingredients: Serves 4 2 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. corn, peanut or...
  • Awesome Potato Salad

    Awesome Potato Salad

    Most, if not all Americans have made potato salad at some point in their lives. We all know how to make it best - but few know that it is...
  • Sprout Salad

    Sprout Salad

    Sprouts are Produce. Make a Salad! Ingredients: Sprouts Vegetables Anything & Everything   Preparation: Sprouts...
  • Gazpacho

    Gazpacho

    A Beautiful, Delicious, Refreshing, Raw Soup. Ingredients: Serves 8 3/4 cup olive oil 3 scallions - chopped 4 cloves garlic -...
  • Tropical Gazpacho

    Tropical Gazpacho

    A Beautiful, Delicious, Nutritious, Refreshing, Raw, Tropical Soup. Ingredients: Serves 4 16 oz. of tomato juice 12 oz. of papaya...
  • Hungarian Vegetable and Sprout Soup

    Hungarian Vegetable and Sprout Soup

    Beautiful, Delicious, Refreshing. Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic - chopped 2 Tbs. sweet paprika 1/2 tsp. hot paprika (optional) 1/4...
  • Minestrone Soup

    Minestrone Soup

    This classic Italian soup takes the addition of sprouts wonderfully. You can use any combination or mix of Sprouted Beans you like,...

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  • Completely different
    I got this as part of a sprouthead kit and it is one of my favorites. There is nothing like this in the UK. Nothing like it at all. Finding sprouts here is a virtual impossibility to begin with, but peanuts and all the different peas and lentils and such make it that much more impressive. I could say the same thing about many of the seeds I received in my kit. Cheers!
    Nigel T. 12/2/2014
  • great stir fried
    Super good stir fried in sesame oil as well.
    julie 10/12/2014
  • New favorite sandwich
    Homemade peanut butter (roasted unsalted peanuts ground in a high-speed blender, nothing else!), topped with San Francisco sprouts -- absolutely delicious!

    These are SO easy to sprout!! They just seem to explode with vitality.
    Karen 7/4/2014
  • Good thing that rack fell down
    I haven't tried all of the mixes sprout people has, but this one is unreal. Awesome mix is pretty and perfect, but the peanuts in SF mix kinda blow my mind and my tastebuds too. I have a hard time growing SF more then a couple days 'cause I eat them when I rinse them. Great Mix.
    Francis Lee 2/8/2014
  • Oh So Yummy
    I just sprouted this mix for the first time. Of course, once those tiny little sprouts just started to show I had to give it a safety taste test. Yum. Next rinse, figured I better taste test again, just once (ahem). Yum yum. Well, by end of day 3-4 I JUST had to taste test before I stored my lovely produce. Dang it! Caught red handed by my hubby who was wondering why it always seemed there was a little less each time he looked. The problem is that the sprouts are so good alone it's hard to let them grow long enough. Wonderful combo, just enough crunch and fabulous flavor.
    Cathy 1/9/2014