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Black Eyed Pea Microgreen Seeds
Description, Nutritional Value
Black-eyed peas, also known as cowpeas, are a common legume cultivated around the globe.
Despite their name, black-eyed peas are not peas but rather a type of bean.
They’re generally very pale in color and feature a large black, brown, or red spot that resembles an eye.
Black-eyed peas have a strong, savory flavor and are often considered a staple in both Indian and traditional Southern cuisine.
One of the biggest black-eyed pea benefits is the high levels of dietary fiber, which helps to promote regular bowel movements and improve the health of the entire body, especially the digestive system.Black-eyed peas are rich in potassium, a mineral that helps keep your blood pressure levels at healthy numbers and lowers your risk of heart disease.
How to Tray Plant
Top Tip: Pea microgreens will re-grow after being harvested; keep looking after them!
Step 1 – Soaking the seed
You can rinse them before placing them in a bowl of cold water for 8-12 hours. This will encourage germination. You don’t need to germinate them but it will speed it up. Experiment if it actually does germinate faster. Once you have soaked them overnight, you can go ahead and plant them in your tray.
Step 2 – Planting
The next step is to choose a tray that has drainage holes. This will allow you to put a water tray underneath and control the moisture levels of the plants without soaking their leaves or the seeds.
You’ll also need to choose a growing medium. One inch of your preferred potting mix is fine. You can use coconut coir too.
The growing medium should be loose in the tray, packing it down will make it harder for the roots to find their way and get established. Before sprinkling the seeds over your tray it is a good idea to soak the growing medium. You can also sprinkle a little extra of the grow media over the seeds; they do like it dark.
Once planted, you should cover them for 2-3 days. You will need to water the soil every day during this period. The drainage holes will ensure excess water drains out onto the tray.
After 2-3 days you’ll see signs of germination. Wait a few more days until they develop their first leaves. If they are 2 inches high it’s time to remove the cover and let them soak up the light.
Step 3 – Maintaining
You’ll now need to watch your plants every day to ensure they are moist enough and are growing well. Keep your eyes open for mold as you’ll need to treat this quickly if it does appear.
During the growing stage, you can taste the pea microgreens and harvest them when you like them. This should be between days 8-14.
How To Serve
Yes, for some people, beans can be a source of indigestion, which makes many of us avoid eating this wonderful high protein, high fiber food. However, there are steps you can take to help you reduce the likelihood of indigestion from beans.
One of the best methods to make beans more digestible is sprouting them before cooking. The reason this helps is because beans, like many other seeds, contain “antinutrients” that can make them harder for some people to digest or absorb nutrition from. Beans just want to reproduce, so their antinutrients are present to make them a less desirable food source for people and animals, thereby increasing their likelihood of reproductive success.
Sprouting beans before you cook them helps drastically reduce their antinutrient levels. Cooking does too. So this one-two punch, sprouting then cooking, makes beans much easier to digest while allowing you to absorb much more nutrition from them. Woohoo!
All seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S.
Our seed is 100% untreated to ensure that they are safe to eat right out of the garden or kitchen.
All seeds lots are tested for germination.
These seeds work great with any type of sprouter!