Bean sprouts are the young shoots of the mung bean. They have petite pale yellow leaves attached to a silvery bright white shoot. Bean sprouts offer crunch and a subtle nutty flavor with a high water content.?
Bean sprouts are popularly used in Asian cuisine. Add to meat, vegetable or tofu stir-fries. Serve atop noodle soups or rice preparations. Use as a filling when making spring rolls and sushi. Add fresh bean sprouts raw to salads or tuck into sandwiches and wraps to add texture and moisture. To prevent wilting, stir-fry sprouts no longer than thirty seconds to maintain crunch and texture