Bean sprouts are a particularly common ingredient in many Malaysian dishes, from stir-fries to chicken rice and curry noodles. Generally, bean sprouts are just beans in their natural sprouting process that leads to the germination of seeds, grains, vegetables, and legumes. As it is easy to grow, it is a relatively affordable type of vegetable that can be consumed by anyone. Unknown to many, this vegetable also comes in various types. Some examples are lentil sprouts, pea sprouts and chickpea sprouts.
According to research, sprouting is a natural way to increase the nutritional profile of beans due to enhanced antioxidant content and reduction of antinutrient levels. Bean sprouts are good for your body (and your wallet), with some of its most notable health benefits including improved blood sugar control, reduced menopausal symptoms, a lower risk of heart disease, anemia, and birth defects. These crunchy sprouts are a great addition to your next stir-fry or rice dish, here’s a recipe that lets you whip up a bean sprout dish in 2 simple steps! Firstly, heat the pan, then stir fry garlic and prawns until fragrant. Next, add in bean sprouts together with some chives and red chili for some flavour. Stir until well combined and it’s ready to serve — your family will enjoy this simple dish bursting with a variety of colours, saturated with nutrition in every crunchy bite!
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