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Soybeansand mung bean sprouts. Instructions on how to grow bean sprouts indoors.

It is not uncommon to hear ofhomemade bean sprouts, in fact, the cultivation of sprouts for food is very simple, it does not require too much time or special skills.

How to grow bean sprouts

Growing bean sprouts is simple. All sprouts to eat are usually ready in 3-5 days. Only the cotyledon, the first "false leaf" of the plant, must form and develop from the seed.

Where to buy seeds to sprout? In the case of soybean sprouts we can point out the classic bag of seeds proposed on Amazon at the price of 8.21 euros with free shipping costs.

Spring is the perfect season to trygrow bean sprouts, even if, in reality, for germination carried out at home, in a protected environment, it is not necessary to respect particular periods.

Grow bean sproutsat home it is a very simple activity. There is no right period because in the home the temperature is almost always compatible with the germination of seeds.

You only need to ensure the right degree of humidity and the right amount of light to ensure rapid germination with the formation of healthy and robust shoots, perfect to eat.

To make the seeds germinate in a short time, you can first moisten them in a just warm chamomile infusion, then place them on a layer of soft soil and cover them.

Mung bean sprouts

Commonly, the term "bean sprouts" or "green bean sprouts" refers to mung bean sprouts (vigna radiata). The common name of the mung bean is, in fact, green soy. The yellow bean sprouts, on the other hand, are those grown from the seeds of the botanical speciesGlycine max,the same yellow soy from which tofu, soy oil, soy milk, seitan are obtained ... Bean sprouts are not the only sprouts used for food, for more information: sprouts to eat.

Soybeans, nutritional properties

These are legumes fromnutritional valuesinteresting. 100 grams of boiled green soy provide:

  • Calories: 105 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19.15
  • Fat: 0.38 g
  • Protein: 7.02 g
  • Calcium: 27 mg
  • Iron: 1.4 mg
  • Magnesium: 48 mg
  • Manganese: 0.298 mg
  • Phosphorus: 99 mg
  • Potassium: 299 mg
  • Zinc: 0.84 mg

Among other micronutrients, thegreen soyprovides vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9), vitamin C, vitamins E and vitamin K.

Bean sprouts, where to buy them

Bean sprouts are commonly bought at the supermarket, in the canning department, right where you find canned corn or beans.

Bean sprouts, how to cook them

Bean sprouts can be eaten both blanched (so if you buy them canned, all you have to do is add them to your salad) and in soups.

THEbean sproutsthey are used in a large number of Korean recipes. A typical Korean recipe involves frying the bean sprouts in sesame oil, water is then added to prolong cooking, finally the bean sprouts are served with the addition of toasted sesame seeds.

A dish known as Kongnamulguk (gulk = soup) consists of a soup with bean sprouts, anchovies, fish broth… all seasoned with minced garlic, shallots and salt.

The green bean sprouts, on the other hand, are even used to make up the filling of squid! Yes, in Korea there is a typical recipe "Ojingeo sundae", literally "stuffed squid", where the squid is stuffed with a filling given by chopped green chilli, crumbled tofu, green bean sprouts and ... minced meat.

In Italy, bean sprouts are used above all sautéed in a pan, as a side dish for meat dishes or to enrich salads and to fill sandwiches (excellent sandwich with sausage, mozzarella and bean sprouts! Even better when the sausage is enriched with fennel ). In the photo above, raw bean sprouts, in the middle photo, soy sprouts stir-fried with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Video: Korean soybean side dish Kongjorim: 콩조림 (February 2023).