Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Lentils are small, round legumes that come in many sizes and colors. They are popular in traditional dishes around the world. While lentils, like all legumes, can be difficult to digest, sprouting before cooking makes digestion a bit easier for most people.
Instructions for sprouting lentils
Drain and rinse lentils thoroughly. Invert the jar over a bowl at an angle so that the lentils will drain while still allowing air to circulate.
Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times per day until sprout tails appear. Taste sprouts (not lentils) daily; discontinue rinsing and draining when sprouts have reached desired length and flavor.
Drain for several hours before cooking or transferring to a covered container.
Store sprouts in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Unlike most legumes, lentil sprouts may be eaten raw. However, some may experience discomfort from consuming too many raw lentil sprouts. We recommend cooking sprouted lentils before consuming. Original article via Cultures for Health