· The Chinese have known the benefits of bean
sprouts for centuries. Nobles in ancient China ate them for rejuvenation and
healing. Beans were also brought along on long sea voyages, where they were
sprouted and eaten while at sea, to prevent scurvy
· During World War II, when meat was in very
short supply, scientists recommended that consumption of bean sprouts was one
of the best ways to have adequate protein in the diet.