Peasant Mix Lentil Sprouts

Green, French Blue, Crimson, and Black We love Peasant Mix! Even if you don't like Lentils, you simply must try Lentil Sprouts! They are Perfect in So Many Ways! All of our Lentils come from sources which are certified organic.

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Soak 1/3 to 1 cup of lentils in cool water for 8-12 hours.

Drain off soak water. Do not ever soak again.

Rinse thoroughly.

Drain Thoroughly.

Rinse and Drain with cool water every 8-12 hours.

Bean Sprouts don't need light. Keep your Sprouter in a low light location.

Harvest on day 2 or 3, when most of the beans have short roots. Refrigerate your crop.

Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts

Seed Prep Measure out 1/2 Cup of seed* Rinse your seeds to remove dust or plant debris.

Soak Transfer your seeds - if necessary - into your Sprouter, or a bowl. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60-70 degree) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all. Allow seeds to Soak for 8-12 hours.

Sprouting Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. You can use it - it has nutrients in it.

Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water. Drain thoroughly.

Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. We use a counter top - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprouter won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us. We don't mind the indirect sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. Your Bean Sprouts will never have leaves, and a plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves. Until then light has little if any effect, so don't hide your sprouts. Plus, they like air-circulation.

Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, once more... Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, perhaps once more... Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours.

We stop no later than here. We like our sprouts small. Typically, we sprout for just 2-4 Rinse and Drain cycles. At that point most of the seeds will have sprouted tiny (1/16 - 1/4 inch) roots. That's the way we like our Bean Sprouts.

Depending on your climate and the time of year you are sprouting and most importantly your personal preference - You may Rinse and Drain again at 8-12 hour intervals for up to 6 days. We Do Not recommend doing so, unless you're doing a science experiment. Grow them for as long as you like. As long as you continue to Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours. If you grow for a week you'll get some plants growing as well as roots. Experiment! Have Fun! It's All Good - if occasionally inedible @;-D

As always, we suggest that you taste your crop at EVERY Rinse - including the very first - just after the Soak period. The soaked seeds are already alive and super nutritious - and - they are without enzyme inhibitors (a very good thing indeed!) so they'll digest themselves and nourish you. So taste them often and find out for yourself when they are most delicious! That's when they're done.

Harvest Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final Rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final Rinse. The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.

Refrigerate Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice and put them in your refrigerator. We offer Produce Storage Bags that will extend shelf life substantially.

*Seed to Use

* If using Sproutpeople's Single Harvest Pack - use the whole bag. It will produce a crop of approximately 8 ounces.

These seeds yield approximately 2:1 - so in theory you can start with up to as 1/2 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity. If you are new to sprouting, or new to this crop; we advise that you start with 1/4 - 1/3 of your Sprouter's capacity so that your sprouts have more room.

Dry Lentils await their Soak.

12 hours later... Soaked, Rinsed and Drained.

12 hours later... Another Rinse/Drain cycle. You can be done now. They're small but perfect.

12 hours later... Another Rinse/Drain cycle. If you weren't done last time, stop now....

Or go another 12 hours - if you like 'em longer.

If there was only one item you could get from us, Peasant Mix should be your choice. Well, it would be our choice. Lentils offer everything: Lentils store forever, they are excellent nutritionally, they are easy to sprout, they taste great sprouted for 2 days or for 6 days (and all in between), they are great raw and cooked and the sprouts last for weeks and weeks in the fridge. Did we mention?: Peasant Mix is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

For a few years now lentil crops have been harder to get. Crop failure due to weather conditions and supply constraints are the big issues. Our current lot of Crimson Lentils sprout wonderfully and taste fantastic. The one caveat is that there are a very small amount of grains mixed in. These grains remain hard - even after soaking - or cooking. So remove those before you soak or cook. As is noted on the Black Lentil page - there is a (very) small percentage of hard seed. These are quite common from time to time. Nothing much to worry about, but awareness and knowledge are always good.

Seed Shelf Life: 5 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Not all of these seeds will sprout in the same period of time. They are close enough to mix together though, so we did. You Don't have to wait for all of them to actually pop a root. Something We Need You to Know: Once a seed has soaked up its fill of water, it is alive, and now super-nutritious - and - they now have no enzyme inhibitors (a very good thing indeed) so they'll digest themselves and nourish you. Growing a root/sprout is a matter of preference only - it is already a nutritional dynamo.


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Verified Purchase

For years I bought the individual lentils and sprouted them separately. But now I am spoiled with the Peasant Mix. A terrific variety all in one place. It only takes a couple of days and we have a great snack, lentils for soups and salads, and toss some in with our brown rice meals after the rice is cooked. Life is good.


Verified Purchase

These lentils are so far above the standard, boring supermarket lentils. Sproutpeople is so amazing by making these harder-to-find seeds so available. The colors all together are unusual and lovely, and I believe these different varieties have additional nutritional benefits.


Verified Purchase

I need to make a larger batch of these the next time. As soon as they were ready to eat, they disappeared as snacks before they made it into any recipe.


Verified Purchase

This is a great mix of lentils I probably would have never tried on my own. I made them in a cooked Curry dish and they were simply amazing. You can taste the extra nutrients and the fresh flavor that's in the barely sprouted seeds. Yum!


Verified Purchase

This is my “usual” sprout mix. I am always glad to add these to almost anything. They are great on breakfast eggs, mixed into fried rice, on a salad (standard lettuce salad, potato salad, or any other assortment of produce you might call salad) and generally sprinkled around on top of meals like grain bowls. Also really nice as a snack; my husband likes them with some hot spices like chili powder sprinkled on top.


Verified Purchase

This one just sounded interesting to try first. Boy, I’m glad I did. The first batch didn’t last long. Yes, you do just grab them out of the container. They are so, so good. I have many more mixes to try, but this one will probably happen between each new mix I try. I like them best when they are young. They had more flavor. Thank you, Sproutpeople. I am so glad I found you.


Verified Purchase

I love this mix of lentils. So many types with different flavors and textures. Great raw, steamed or stir fried, or with vinegar. I don't feel like a peasant when I sprout these!

Angela A

I used to eat lentils cooked only in lentil soup until I tried these! They are awesome raw or cooked ! Thank you for introducing the lentil me as it is now something I eat frequently instead of once in a great while. These are just so good no matter how you eat them!

Kalman Morris

Great mix, just too expensive.

Debi P.

These were gone in less than the time it took to sprout them! They are a delicious snack or addition to foods. I put them on my poached eggs for breakfast, used them in salads and sandwiches, and every time I opened the fridge and saw the bag, grabbed a handful. Can't wait to sprout more!

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