Protein 4% - measured in relation to sprouts consisting of 75% water
SIZE • APPEARANCE
Mung beans almost always have the same size of 1 cm in length and ½ cm in width. They have a dark green surface and is yellowish white under the thin, green hull.
I recommend that you use only organic mung
beans to sprouting as this quality gives you the
Sometimes mung bean sprouts turn pink or in
the surface. This is completely natural and is due
to the sprouts having been a little stressed by too
much heat, cold or too little moisture.
Mung beans, which are red in the surface are
completely edible. The red color is the same
as you find in for example apples when they
get strong sunlight for a day or two.
RECIPES WITH MUNG BEAN SPROUTS
Mung beans tastes slightly like fresh peas when their small white tails are up to 1,5 cm. At this length all mung bean sprout are most crispy. The light taste makes them easy to use in fresh salads.
The beans consist of 75% water as all fresh vegetables. If you drained the water from the sprout, it would consist of 18% protein. Therefore I like my mung bean sprouts in vegetarian protein smoothies.
I also often use my bean sprouts in wok dishes. In hot
dishes I add sprouts just before serving, so they are
heated only a little only to not to destroy the delicate