Bean sprouts are a common ingredient across the world. They are particularly common in Eastern Asian cuisine, made from sprouting beans.
There are two types of common bean sprouts:
- Mung bean sprout is made from the greenish-capped mung beans.
- Soybean sprout is made from yellow, larger-grained soybean.
It typically takes one week for them to be completely grown. The sprouted beans are more nutritious than the original beans and they require much less cooking time. (source)
Can guinea pigs eat bean sprouts?
Yes they can eat them in a raw state a few at a time. Don’t feed them too many though.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.