Can I Boil Peanuts that have Sprouted?

Peanut Sprouts

Peanut Sprouts

If the peanuts have sprouted are they still good to boil and eat?

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Aug 07, 2010
Boiling Peanut Seed Sprouts
by: Bret

What an interesting question.
While we have never heard of boiling peanut sprouts there is no reason you can't do this.

Peanut sprouts are very nutritious and sometimes eaten raw, like bean sprouts. They contain vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, amino acids and 20% to 25% protein.

Peanut sprouts taste best when they are 3 to 5 days old (the root tip is just beginning to show). You should rinse your sprouts thoroughly before eating them raw or boiling them. You can eat sprouts that are more than 5 days old but they may not taste as good as younger sprouts. Sample a germinating sprout each day to decide how old you prefer them.

Remember peanut sprouts are alive so they must be refrigerated after sprouting. Dry the sprouts carefully to remove all surface moisture before refrigerating them. They should be dry to the touch. Their refrigerated shelf life in a proper container is about 2-4 weeks at best. Live sprouts have no enzyme inhibitors so they must be refrigerated or they will spoil rapidly.

To learn more about growing and eating peanut sprouts visit sproutpeople.

May 28, 2012
Yes an interesting question indeed!
by: Anonymous

This question leads me to another.

Could the sprouted peanuts be malted? Has anyone tried this? Peanut beer might be an interesting experiment!

Mar 06, 2013
How about the germinating peanuts that are a bit darkened?
by: Anonymous


Anyone know if the germs of the peanuts are a bit darkened, can i still eat these peanuts?

Thank you in advance for your answer.


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