Handy Pantry Mung Bean | Organic Microgreens Sprouting Seeds

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Mung Bean

Organic Microgreens Sprouting Seeds

2-4 Days to Harvest. Vigna radiata. Organic Mung Bean Sprouting Seeds. Mung bean sprouts are arguably the most widely used sprouts. This organic seed is a great starter sprout that can be used in a variety of dishes at home! Mung bean sprouts have set the standard, and their mild, nutty flavor adds an earthiness to noodles, stir-fries, and salads. These classic sprouts are so popular that they are often referred to simply as “bean sprouts”, and are commonly used in many restaurants and across various cuisines. These organic seeds produce sprouts within 2-4 days. These seeds can also be grown as mature beans and work as fantastic cover crops and nitrogen fixers, providing essential nutrients for other plants in your garden. These organic seeds have been tested for bacteria and are great beginner sprouts.

ESTIMATED VOLUME: 625 seeds/oz.

Growing Organic Mung Bean Sprout Seeds

Mung beans are clean and odorless to sprout. The initial soak period for mung bean sprouts is 4-6 hours. Following the soak, seeds can be poured into the sprouting jar or tray. They should be rinsed 2-3 times per day for 2-4 days. All water should be drained after rinses in order to maintain the freshness and crispness of sprouts and avoid waterlogging. Sprouts can be grown in jars or trays, For best flavor, cover sprouts from light after the first day of sprouting.

They can be harvested as early as 48 hours for a smaller sprout, or they can be grown longer in order to harvest larger and crunchier 3-4 in. sprouts. For sprout storage, make sure your beans are completely dry. Keep them in a container with a paper towel at the bottom to absorb excess water. Alternatively, store sprouts in a sealed container full of fresh water in the fridge, and make sure to change the water every day. This method can keep bean sprouts fresh and crisp for up to a week. To get the long bean sprouts common to asian dishes, protect the sprouts from sunlight until they reach the desired length and grow in a container or strainer that is large enough to allow several inches of growth.

We recommend using filtered water for the best sprouting results.

Benefits of Organic Mung Bean Sprouts

Consuming beans in the form of sprouts is a great nutritional choice, as they lose many nutrients and antioxidants when heated. These sprouts provide high levels of plant-based proteins. They contain high levels of Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5.

Culinary Tips

Mung bean sprouts are common across a variety of cuisines. Domesticated to much of eastern Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the mung bean is a traditional staple used as both a sweet and savory component to entrees and desserts in Chinese, Filipino, and Indian cuisines. Try using sprouts in stir-fries, salads, pad thai, or curries to give your dish a fresh crunch and added nutritional value.

Tips From Our Gardeners

"Organic mung bean seeds mature into a legume cover crop that makes an ideal seasonal cover crop and companion plant known to replenish depleted soils of essential nitrogen and weed suppression. After harvest, the vines can be mowed down and tilled back into the soil as an organic and all-natural "green manure" to supplement spring soils ready for sowing. "

Basic Info

Latin Name: Vigna radiata
Other Name(s): Green gram, Green bean
Nutrients: Protein, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5
Organic Mung Bean Sprout Flavor: When most people think of sprouts, mung bean is typically what they think of. Mung bean sprouts have a mild, nutty, creamy, and earthy flavor.
Organic Mung Bean Sprout Texture: Mung bean sprouts have a thick and crunchy texture that bursts with juiciness.
Organic Mung Bean Sprout Color: As these green beans sprout, their green shell will shed and the white tail and flesh will emerge.

Growing Info

Recommended Seeding Rate: 4 Tbsp per cup
Days to Harvest: 2-4 Days

Other Info

Difficulty: Easy
Sprouting Method: Tray or Jar
Yield Ratio: 1 part seed produces 2 part sprouts
Initial Soak: 4-6 Hours
Rinse Frequency: 2-3 times per day
Calories: About 30 calories per 1 cup serving

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