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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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!

Emily

Verified Purchase

This has become one of my favorite mixes. I carry a bag with me every where and eat them like m&ms. The light crunch, the sweet flavors... its worth buying. I love it.

Ross

Bought the sampler beginner sprouts and after three weeks I love this mix, not that I didN't like the others ...this is just my " popcorn " of the week!

Gale D

Verified Purchase

I received my order on Monday and by Wednesday night I was eating these as a snack!!! They have a great combination of tastes!!! For today's lunch, I wanted to try the Sprouted Bean Rice Pot recipe, only I substituted sesame tahani for the Gomashio. Using the sprouted rice from Sproutpeople.com seeds (also received on Monday) and the raw sprouted Peasant Mix Lentils, I have found my go-to dish (especially if I have to carry a brown bag for lunch away from home!!). Thank for for the great products and the great recipe!!!!

Loray

Nice blend and seem to sprout well together.

Constantine

OMG! This mix is so pretty and so delicious it has become my family's favorite. Even my kids love it. Way easy to grow too!