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Adzuki Bean Microgreen Seeds
Description, Nutritional Value
Adzuki sprouts look much like Mung beans but they have a reddish-brown seed hull. After 3-4 days of sprouting, the hulls fall off and the sprouts are white with a pale yellow or sometimes slightly reddish tint.
They are filled with green protein that you can benefit fully from because Adzuki bean sprouts can be eaten raw in all types of dishes. If you find the taste a little ‘flat’ try to sprout them only until the white tip is 1,5 cm long. At that stage the sprouts are crisp and fresh.
Note that you must always grow adzuki until the white tip is at least 1,5 cm long due to the lectins in the beans. Only when the tip has grown that long, the natural lectins in the beans will be neutralized and you may eat the sprouts raw.
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, K
Minerals: Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese
Jar Sprouting Method
You'll want a double or triple water to beans ratio.
Step 1: Pour about 1/2 cup of beans into a bowl of cold water (use at least 1 cup of water). Let soak for 12 hours. (No light)
Step 2: Pour out the water and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Be careful not to leave excess water in the jar. (You can keep the water from the first soak as a base for cooking. There is a lot of nutrients in the water, and it should be colorful).
Step 3: If you're using a sprouting lid, you can just invert your jar to let the water drain out. Wait another 12 hours. (No light)
Step 4: Rinse and drain thoroughly. You can eat them at this stage or rinse and drain and set them aside for another 12 hours. (Depends on your preference). When the beans in your jar are all sprouted, place the jar on your window sill to get some direct sunlight. Leave it there for a few hours so the sprouts color up a bit. If you're sprouting some of the tougher beans (like black beans) you may notice some of the skins have come off, this is normal. You can remove them or leave them in, it won't affect the sprouted beans' flavor. If you don't eat them right away store the jar of sprouts in the refrigerator for up to a week, continuing to rinse your sprouts at least once each day.
How to Serve
You can eat the whole sprout. Some choose to remove the hull but you can eat the hull as well if you like. The hulls are filled with fibre. Adzuki bean sprouts are delicious both raw in salads, smoothies and in wraps or slightly heated in soups or casseroles.
In hot dishes you should add the sprouts just before you start to eat the dish. Or else the sprouts go soft and loose nutrients and anti-oxidants due to the heat. But they will withstand a little heat quite well.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
If you find the taste a little ‘flat’ try to sprout them only until the white tip is 1,5 cm long. At that stage the sprouts are crisp and fresh.