bean sprouts means: There are many varieties of beans and seeds that can produce edible sprouts, including the alfalfa, mung, and radish. You should keep sprouts in the fridge in the container/plastic bag that they came in, and use them within days. You can find fresh produce in almost all sections. If you are unable to avoid canned varieties, don’t use them. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does bean sprouts mean?

  • Soybean and mung sprouts are extremely popular in Asian cuisine. These mildly-flavored, crisp sprouts are great for salads and can be eaten raw. They can be used in stir-fry recipes, however, will loose their crunchiness after being cooked for more than 30 seconds. You can find bean sprouts in supermarkets in either bulk or prepackaged. Choose crisp sprouts that are pale with buds attached. Avoid musty-smelling or dark sprouts. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Some bean plants produce tender and edible seedlings, such as the mung bean. (in Merlin Dictionary)