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bean sprouts!

Pousses are sprouts (as in sprouted seeds, grains germées or tender young leaves). The Brussels kind, however, are choux de Bruxelles.

pousses d'alfalfa: alfalfa sprouts. Sometimes sold in health food stores with graines germée (germinated radish and leek seeds).

pousses de bambou: bamboo shoots

pousses de soja: bean sprouts. In spite of their name, these are nearly always pousses de haricot mungo or mung bean sprouts. Once rare, they are now widely available in larger supermarkets, either fresh or in jars.


Text © Dana Facaros

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