More Than A Sprouting Seed

Vigna radiata, simply known as mungbean, is also known throughout the world by a variety of names including "gram", "maash", and "moong". Domesticated to much of eastern Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the mung bean is a traditional staple used as both a sweet and savory component to entrées and desserts in Chinese, Filipino, and Indian cuisines. Organic mung bean seeds mature into a legume cover crop that makes an ideal seasonal cover crop and companion plant known to replenish depleted soils of essential nitrogen and weed suppression, while also being popularly mowed down and tilled back into the soil as an organic and all-natural "green manure" to supplement spring soils ready for sowing.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Recommended Seeding: ¼ cup per quart jar, sprouting tray, terra cotta sprouter, or sprout bag
  • Initial Soak Time: 4-6 hours
  • Rinse Frequency: 2-3 times per day
  • Days to Harvest: 3-7 days
  • Flavor: Thick and crunchy with a mild flavor similar to fresh garden peas
  • Nutrients: Protein, Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5
  • Calories: About 30 calories per 1 cup serving