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Grow Your Own Bean Sprouts During Lockdown

Here’s a worthwhile home project to do during the lockdown regime. Bean sprout is touted as a superfood that’s reputed to be more nutritious than the original bean. Many types of beans can be germinated as bean sprouts but here we are focussed on the green mung beans.

According to Healthline (, one cup (7 ounces or 202 grams) of boiled mung beans have the following benefits:

  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 0.8 grams
  • Protein: 14.2 grams
  • Carbs: 38.7 grams
  • Fiber: 15.4 grams
  • Folate (B9): 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 24% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B1: 22% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 20% of the RDI
  • Iron: 16% of the RDI
  • Copper: 16% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 15% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 11% of the RDI
  • Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 and selenium

With those properties, bean sprouts should be good for our health. In fact, HealthBenefitsTimes ( suggest that bean sprouts provide the following health benefits.

  • Preventing cancer
  • Preventing heart attack and stroke
  • Preventing Osteoporosis
  • Generating the immune system
  • Good for Digestion
  • Increasing fertility
  • Good for the skin
  • Lose weight
  • Prevent menstrual disorders and menopause
  • Good for Women
  • Younger
  • Remove Impurities
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Hair and nail fragility
  • Liver health
  • Stress and tiredness
  • Lower risk of some birth defects

We invite first-person testimonials to confirm or debunk the above claims.

With all the possible health benefits, here’s how to simply grow fat juicy mung bean sprouts at home.

Step 1

Step 1: Put about 100-200g of mung beans in a large bowl and cover with warm water for about 6 hours

Step 2

Step 2: Line a plastic basket cover with tissue such as kitchen towel

Step 3

Step 3: Spread the mung beans on the tissue

Step 4

Step 4: Cover the mung beans with another tissue

Step 5

Step 5: Wet the tissues and beans

Step 6

Step 6: For short fat bean sprouts,apply a weight on the beans. Use a plate and additional bowls

Step 6a

Step 6a: A plate and bowls are used to apply weight on the beans

Step 7

Step 7: Use a black plastic bag to cover the whole base bowl and basket of beans

Step 8

Step 8: At the end of Day 2

Step 9

Step 9: At the end of Day 3