practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked

Sprouting is growing sprouts from seeds (germinating) to eat. Bean sprouts are a common ingredient, especially in Asian cuisine, made from sprouting beans. The typical beansprout is made from the greenish-capped mung beans (Vigna radiata). Other common bean sprouts are the usually yellow, larger-grained soy sprouts.

Sprouts sold in India as snacks.