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Mung Bean

Seed to Sprout in 2-5 Days
Yield = 2:1
Seed Shelf Life at 70° = 2-4 years
Sprout Shelf Life = 2-6 weeks

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 20%

Sprouting Instructions


Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts

Put 1/3 - 1/2 Cup of seed* into a bowl or Sprouter.
Note: Mung Beans are grown in China by farmers - often with little machinery. After harvest they are left to dry on gravel roads - so they are dusty. So: Prep before Soaking, by running water through them until the exiting water runs clear. It doesn't take long - they aren't very dirty nowadays.
Add 2-3 times as much cool (70°) water.
Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.
Allow seeds to Soak for 8-12 hours.

Note: Occasionally Mungs will have some small percentage of hard seed (seeds that are as hard after soaking as before because they don't absorb any water). If you buy your seed from us this is not much of a concern, but you should examine them after soaking to make sure there are no hard seeds lurking at the bottom. If there are - throw those (the hard ones) out! They are easy to spot as they are smaller and darker, and they make a different sound, than those that are swollen with water.

We normally soak mungs for the full 12 hours in any case. If you got your seeds elsewhere and have a problem with hard seeds you can often solve the problem by initiating your soak with warmer water (start at 80 - 90°) that will cool as the soak progresses. The warmth can convince most hard seeds to go ahead and drink.

Empty the seeds into your sprouter if necessary.
Drain off the soak water.
Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water.
Drain thoroughly.
Set anywhere - in low light and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses.

How Long to Grow

If you just want little sweet mungs (1/4 - 1/2 inch roots):
Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours.
for 2 - 3 days.


If you just want to grow big mungs
(1 - 3 inch roots):
Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours.
for 4 - 5 days.

Grow them for as long as you like (as long as you continue to Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours) and find out for yourself when they are most delicious!

Harvest

Your sprouts are done 8-12 (or 24) hours after your final rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final rinse.
The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.

Refrigerate

Transfer your sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice - glass is good too - and put them in your refrigerator.


Remember that the yield will be approximately 2:1 so you can start with as much as 1/2 as much dry seed as your Sprouter has capacity.