Sprout, Mung Beans (Vigna radiata) - 500 Seeds

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Mung Beans (Vigna radiata) - 500 Seeds

•Grow All Year
•American Grown Seeds
•Harvest in 6-7 Days

Popular in Asian cuisine, often stir-fried to accompany meals. Mung Bean can also be grown in open-flat trays as shoots; harvest as soon as the first true leaves open for optimal taste and texture. Very fast maturing with attractive green leaves and pink stems. Note: Our mung beans have tested negative for the presence of E. coli 0157 and Salmonella which can be prevalent among mung bean seeds.

Culinary Uses:
Nutritious mung beans are quick-cooking and full of fiber and iron. Their mellow, earthy flavor is perfect for soups, curries and dips. Add mung bean sprouts to salads, sandwiches and wraps for a pleasant crunch and nutritional boost.

Nutritional Value:
Mung bean is an important pulse consumed all over the world, especially in Asian countries, and has a long history of usage as traditional medicine. It has been known to be an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and significant amounts of bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, polysaccharides, and peptides, therefore, becoming a popular functional food in promoting good health. The mung bean has been documented to ameliorate hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension, and prevent cancer and melanogenesis, as well as possess hepatoprotective and immunomodulatory activities. These health benefits derive primarily from the concentration and properties of those active compounds present in the mung bean.

Growing Instructions:
Sprouting is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. Simply soak your alfalfa seeds in water for 8 to 12 hours, place them in your sprouting container, in a wam area (70°) , and rinse at least twice a day for 4 to 6 days until the sprout’s small leaves turn green. Sprouts can be exposed to indirect light, although it isn’t necessary.

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