16088 - SPROUTS - MUNG BEAN
The mung bean or green soybean is, perhaps, the best known sprout. Sprouts have always been widespread in Asia and for some years now throughout the West as soybean sprouts. They need a lot of water and prefer the SproutBag method. They are particularly crunchy and rich in water, a characteristic they maintain if grown away from light which instead stimulates the production of cellulose. They are rich in fiber and ideal for oriental cuisine dishes, lightly steamed and accompanied with soups or with other types of salads. Alone they are excellent served as an accompaniment to aperitifs and other drinks.
Cultivation: Leave to soak in water overnight. The next morning, arrange them on the shelves of the appropriate germinator, considering that during the process the seeds increase their volume by at least 4 times. Keep at room temperature and in good lighting conditions. Water 2-3 times a day until complete germination which occurs in 3-4 days. They can be consumed directly or stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Prepare the Sprouts
A few simple rules for a healthy and tasty lifestyle! Before starting, keep in mind that the seeds increase up to 4 times in volume during the germination process: we recommend starting with two teaspoons of seeds for small seed species and half a cup for legume and cereal seed species.
Seed germination is a process that requires the presence of four indispensable factors: water, air, heat and light. Only the combination of these elements allows the development of those chemical reactions that allow the seed to "light up" and make it germinate. The first phase is pre-germination and is very important as it activates the germination process: it consists of placing the seeds in a container, pouring water inside and leaving it to rest for 8-12 hours. A good habit is to put the seeds in water in the evening so that the next day they can be ready for the next germination phase.
The mucilaginous seeds:
Some species such as rocket, watercress, flax, basil and chia require particular attention since, once placed in water, they develop a gelatinous film: with these seeds it is advisable not to proceed in the traditional way but to immerse them in water for only a few minutes (5-15), placing them immediately afterwards on the sprouter trays. The mucilage that surrounds them will keep them moist for the first few days, during which they should be barely wet, preferably with a vaporizer, or not at all. In the following days, as the gelatin is absorbed and the first sprouts appear, the quantity of water is increased until, near harvest, a regular wetting similar to that used with the other sprouts is achieved. If the seeds are too small and risk getting stuck in the cracks, you can place gauze on the bottom of the tray.
Select the varieties best suited to your health. Discount scale: From 1 to 9 packs of your choice €1.90/each. From 10 packs of your choice €1.70/each. You will find the discount in your cart based on the quantity ordered!