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