Sparks, You're better off with those sealed plastic bags of indeterminate age. That's the only thing I have ever used, and I have produced all sorts of sprouts many, many times over the years quite successfully. At least with the sealed plastic bags sold for human consumption, you don't have to worry about harmful contaminates that might be in bulk seeds sold primarily for planting. Those often have added antifungals and other poisonous things mixed in with them. With any sort of packaged beans, you should sort out the little rocks and broken bits that are invariably present, but you don't even have to clean them otherwise, since the sprouting seeds must be rinsed with fresh water (chlorinated is fine) every day until fully sprouted and ready to use.
(This post was edited by mazbook1 on Mar 7, 2012, 5:27 PM)
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(Enthusiast) on Mar 7, 2012, 5:27 PM