per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 27.1 g
Proteins 8.8 g
Fats 0.7 g
Water 62.3 g
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 1.1 grams

Pea Sprouts

124 Calories per 100g

Peas are a type of legume and they come in many varieties. They are a popular garden vegetable, but they can also be sprouted to be used in salads and other dishes. Sprouted peas are nutrient-dense, and they have an earthy flavor that makes them a great ingredient for adding a slight crunch and savory note to a variety of dishes. In addition, sprouting peas increases the amount of vitamins and minerals available in them compared to regular peas.

The edible sprouts that are produced from peas, referred to as pea sprouts, can be grown from either fresh or dried peas. Dried peas can be found in grocery stores and have already been harvested and allowed to dry for later use. Fresh peas, on the other hand, are harvested during the growing season and are very tender in comparison to dried peas. No matter which type of pea is used, pea sprouts can be grown with relative ease in the comfort of your own home.

The first step in growing pea sprouts is to select the type of pea you are wanting to grow. Your choice of peas will largely depend on the flavor and texture you would like your pea sprouts to have. Peas are divided into two categories, European and American. European peas are sweeter and nuttier, while American peas tend to be a bit heartier. Each type of pea can be sprouted, but the time it takes for the sprouts to form may vary.

Once you have selected your pea type, the next step is to prepare it for sprouting. If you are using fresh peas, you can go ahead and skip this step. However, if you are using dried peas, you will need to soak them in water overnight. This will soften the peas so they can absorb water, begin to sprout, and reach the desired softness suitable for eating.

After you have soaked your peas and they have reached the desired softness, it's time to actually begin sprouting them. To do this, you will need to find a container that has some drainage holes in bottom, such as a colander, so the pea sprouts can get enough air to keep them from rotting.

Next, fill the container with a few inches of lukewarm water, and add the peas. Let them soak for about 8-12 hours. After this, remove any floating peas that have not sunk, and strain the remaining peas, discarding the water. Now, the peas should be ready for the sprouting process.

For the final step of the sprouting process, you will need to put the peas in a warm, dark location and cover with a thin towel. You will also want to make sure to check on the peas daily and rinse them with lukewarm water every 8-12 hours. This will help prevent mold from developing. As long as you maintain the moist environment and darkness, the peas should sprout after 5-7 days.

When the peas are done sprouting, they will have little white sprouts that look like tiny hairs. Now they are ready to be added to your favorite dishes! Pea sprouts are a delicious and nutritious addition to salads and stir fries, plus they make a great garnish for sandwiches and tacos. They are also full of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin K, A, B1, B2, B6, and zinc, which makes them a great choice for your next meal.

So if you are looking for an easy way to add some extra nutrition and flavor to your dishes, give pea sprouting a try. With this method, you can guarantee that your pea sprouts will stay fresh and delicious for much longer than the ones you can find in the grocery store. Enjoy!