Sprouts - Year Round

Alfalfa Sprouts Shown

How to select for best flavor:

Sprouts should be crisp and white, with the beans attached. Avoid slimy or brownish sprouts or sprouts that look dried out.

 

Peak of the season:

Sprouts are available year round at fairly steady prices.

 

Nutritional value:

Sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C and protein. They are very low in calories, contain no fat and almost no sodium.

 

General information:

Some of the varieties you will find are:

 

Bean Sprouts — these are usually sprouted mung beans. They are white with amber-colored beans. They are the highest in protein and are delicious and crisp.

 

Alfalfa Sprouts — these are thin, white sprouts with green tips. They are crunchy and fresh tasting.

 

Mustard, Radish or Cress Sprouts — these look almost exactly like alfalfa sprouts, but they have a spicy, hot flavor.

 

Sprouts should be refrigerated, unwashed. They will keep up to three days.