ORGANIC MUNG BEANS
- Rinse and soak the beans in clean water overnight.
- Drain and rinse the seeds and put them in your sprouting tray or jar.
- Rinse the seeds daily.
- Once the seeds begin to sprout ensure they are getting some light (preferably not direct sunlight) The sprouts should be ready for eating within 4/5days.
- You can sprout quite a few mung beans at once and keep them in the fridge.
HOW TO USE ORGANIC MUNG BEAN SPROUTS IN THE KITCHEN
Mung beans are crisp and crunchy and are perfect for salads and sandwiches. Easy to sprout and popular with children. They are often found in Asian cuisine. Very good in stir fries.
|Potato salad – very quick salad to make with leftover boiled potatoes-|
|Sliced cold boiled potatoes.
Finely chopped tomato and red pepper.
Fried Temph (optional).
Extra virgin olive oil.
Salt and black pepper to taste.
Very generous handful of organic mung bean sprouts.
How to -
Combine all the ingredients and enjoy for lunch!
MUNG BEAN SPROUTS
Mung bean sprouts taste like fresh green peas. They have the most delicate flavor, when the white tip/tail is about 1-1.5 cm. Mung bean sprouts are not grown to leaves. You can eat the whole sprout, including the thin, greenish hull. The hull is full of fibers, but they are a little dull tasting. Therefore many choose to rinse them away just before they use the sprouts in their food.
B2, B3, B5, B6, C, K
Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Sodium
5% – measured in relation to sprouts consisting of 75% water
Mung beans almost always have the same size of 1 cm in length and ½ cm in width. They have a dark green surface and is yellowish white under the thin, green hull. I recommend that you use only organic mung beans to sprouting as this quality gives you the best germination.
Sometimes mung bean sprouts turn pink or in the surface. This is completely natural and is due to the sprouts having been a little stressed by too much heat, cold or too little moisture. Mung beans with a pink tone in the surface are completely edible. The pink color is the same
as you find in for example apples when they get strong sunlight for a day or two.
MUNG BEAN SPROUTS IN RECIPES
Mung beans tastes slightly like fresh peas when their small white tails are up to 1,5 cm. At this length all mung bean sprout are most crispy. The light taste makes them easy to use in fresh salads.
The beans consist of 75% water as all fresh vegetables. If you drained the water from the sprout, it would consist of 18% protein. Therefore I like my mung bean sprouts in vegetarian protein smoothies.
I also often use my bean sprouts in wok dishes. In hot dishes I add sprouts just before serving, so they are heated only a little only to not to destroy the delicate heat-sensitive nutrients.