Adzuki Bean | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€4.99

Adzuki Bean | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€4.99
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Description

Adzuki beans are a beautiful red bean that are easy to sprout and grow quickly - ideal for beginners and kids. As with all legumes, Adzuki beans are high in veggie protein and delicious as both sprouts and microgreens. 

Latin name: Vigna angularis
Health Benefits:  Good for digestion, blood sugar levels, heart health, bone and skin health


Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 2 - 3 days
  • Harvest from: 10 - 12 days
  • Flavour/texture: A sweet, full flavour. Best used in Salads, Soups Casseroles or Stir fry's. Can be eaten raw or cooked

Instructions: 

1. Soak Adzuki Beans for anywhere from 8 - 12 hours
2. Sow directly on top of growing surface. No need to cover with soil.
3. Place a tray on top of the seeds and weigh down to ensure good contact with the soil and to help the roots dig deep.
4. Leave until the seedlings begin pushing up the top tray, 3 - 5 days.
5. Once the seedlings are about 2cm in length, place them in blackout for 24 - 48 hours.
6. Place in light when your seedlings have reached your desired length. They should be at least as tall as the rim of the tray.
7. Harvest when the first set of leaves has developed. About 10 - 12 days.

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 2 - 3 days
  • Harvest from: 3 - 6 days
  • Flavour/texture: A sweet, full flavour. Best used in Salads, Soups Casseroles or Stir fry's. Can be eaten raw or cooked

Instructions:

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