Mung Bean | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed


Mung Bean | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

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Mung beans are most commonly encountered as your average white bean sprout in your local supermarket. They are so easy to grow at home however that you will never need to buy that tray of soggy bean sprouts in plastic packaging again! 

When grow as a microgreen, mung beans will grow big, fast! Delicious in stir-fries or smoothies. 

Latin name: Vigna radiata

Health Benefits:  High in vitamins B-6, Potassium, Magnesium and Fibre. Good for aiding digestion and regulating blood sugar levels,


Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 3 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 8 - 12 days
  • Flavour/texture: Large leafy growth perfect for stir fries 


1. Soak your seeds for the above mentioned time.
2. Sow your seeds directly on the soil surface - no need to cover with soil.
3. Place a tray directly on the seeds and weigh down to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep.
4. Keep weighed until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight.
5. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length.
6. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
7. Harvest once the leaves have developed on the long stalk - about 10 - 12 days.

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 3 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 4 - 6 days
  • Flavour/texture: Crunchy bean sprout flavour 


1. Soak for 8 - 12 hours in your sanitised sprouting jar.
2. Drain your soaked sprouts and rinse well. Carefully shake any excess water out of the jar. You want a fine coating of water on the seeds but no puddles.
3. Disperse the seeds as best you can around the wall of the jar. As your sprouts grow this will become more difficult but just do your best to spread them out and avoid blocking the mouth of the jar, Invert the jar and place on its stand so any excess water can freely drain out. Ensure air can get into the jar.
4. Rinse and drain at least twice a day, every day. Shake excess water out of the jar. Your sprouts should be almost dry before each rinsing.
5. Your sprouts are ready as soon as all the seeds have sprouted and have had an additional day or two to grow.
6. Leave for an additional few days and the sprouts will grow bigger
7. Once you are ready to harvest, give the sprouts a final rinse and drain.
8. Place the sprouts on a clean kitchen towel and let air dry. Alternatively give them a whirl in a salad spinner.
9. Refrigerate and ideally use within 3 days

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