Mung bean seeds for sprouting (Aust) -
There are a couple of tricks to growing mung beans, one is to grow them in the dark this keeps them tender and gives a sweeter taste. To make sure they grow thick and long without too much leaf development then the trick is to place a weight on top of them. You will find many methods on the Internet on how to grow mung beans we will be offering a couple here that we have found useful and a low-cost kit that we have put together. Probably the simplest method is shown on the left using 1 of our small sprouting colanders, you do not need a cover and the growing takes place in the base tray, you just transfer it to the grill section for drainage and cleaning after soaking with probiotic nutrients. Doing it this way saves the roots getting entangled in the slots of the grill, so you're going for about 1/2 size, and slightly shorter time, mung bean sprout with this method, again using the mesh bag full of small stones for weight. Cover using 1 of our cotton bags or a tea towel which can be damp in hot weather for cooling purposes but mainly to keep out any light that may pass around the edges of the stones. Click to hide

Mung bean sprouting in weighted round trays. this method uses 3 x 200 mm diameter round trays, one at the base to collect water the 2nd with holes to allow for drainage (contains the mung beans), the 3rd sits on the top and supplies the weight e.g. stones, sand or in this case stones enclosed inside a mesh bag. Each day the sprouts are soaked in bio-activated nutrient solution to enhance their nutritional value. This kit can be purchased in our sprouting kit section (soon). Click to hide

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Mung bean

$1.77$102.12

Mung bean seeds for sprouting (Aust) – rich in protein (20%), iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus selenium, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B12, B17, E, A, C; they help regulate cholesterol.

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Mung bean seeds for sprouting (Aust) – rich in protein (20%), iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus selenium, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B12, B17, E, A, C; they help regulate cholesterol.

There are a couple of tricks to growing mung beans, one is to grow them in the dark this keeps them tender and gives a sweeter taste. To make sure they grow thick and long without too much leaf development then the trick is to place a weight on top of them.

You can see by the pictures the process is pretty similar to growing all of the loose sprouts in our colander system i.e. soak them overnight in probiotic nutrients, rinse and let them drain for half an hour if possible, if it’s a well lit room cover with a tea towel. The next step is to put them in the base of the colander or you can use the rectangular tray system (recommended if you are really going for the long thick effect similar to what you buy in the Asian supermarket). You then place a weight on top of the seeds, this also keeps the light out. If using the smaller colander, then the best method I have found is to use a fine mesh bag filled with small pebbles. You can see in the picture where it is very easy to put the pebbles in the bag on top of the mung beans, then unzip and put your hand in and just move the pebbles around so they fill to the edge of the bowl. Next day soak the seeds in the nutrient again, rinse and drain and repeat this process for several days. Each time you do this more of the green seed husk will be washed over the edge during the rinsing process and if using the colander with larger holes in the base, un-sprouted seeds or broken seeds will fall through (while rinsing raise the slotted part of the colander up and down quickly to force small pieces through the larger holes in the bottom).

The other alternative is is to just not use a weight and let them go green which is the normal system but the downside is that they start to get bitter when they go green and they toughen up in the light.

If you want to get them really thick and longer than the method is to put them in a flat saucer again with a weight on top and after a few days they become matted together and this further tight binding aids in the stem thickening process.

To get them clean put them into a sink full of water and with open hands just pick out the whole shoots making sure that any seeds that are brown or broken are not transferred to the colander for storage in the fridge.

The next step is to place the cover on the colander, I secure it with a 25mm paperclip and store in the fridge, they can be stacked on top of each other, every 3 days take out of the fridge soak, rinse, drain and then placed back in the fridge again, each time you do this more of the seed husk will be removed and the bean will be reinvigorated. You can also use 1 of the larger colanders to help remove the seed husk as the slots are larger, or 1 of the smaller colanders with some of the slots removed.

Another way for storage is to use a fine mesh bag placed inside a cotton bag inside a sealed plastic bag, either way the best thing is to consume the mung mean sprouts in a short period of time as the tips of the roots will tend to go brown, not a big problem if you are adding to a stirfry but not so attractive if using in a salad.

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Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek Organic,  Radish DaikonRadish Red Arrow, Lentils RedChickPeaMung Bean,

Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow PeaField PeaMassey Gem Pea , Radish DaikonRadish Red ArrowSilverbeet Ruby Red, Beetroot Detroit RedRocket ArugulaCoriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese

Broccoli as a Microgreen

Seeds for Eating :- ie roast, add to cooking Make Tea Select Seed Name:- Fenugreek, Lentils RedChickPea,

Sprouting Info. & Videos

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A short video showing the Colander Small Sprouting process. It shows the basic colander also the use of extra colanders with 6 large slots. Click to hide

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A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide

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Sprout Kits

Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.

Sprouting kit 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.

Sprouting kit 1 large colander with cover + a mesh Sprout bag for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.

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