This is the first movie I made for my YouTube channel. I sprouted mung beans with an easy to follow step by step tutorial. I prefer to make it myself because it’s pretty fast, organic, cheap and also tastier! It has more crisp because it’s as fresh as it can get. I eat it when I harvest it.
Green bean sprouts from mung beans, also known as Tauge in some countries is found in most super markets. It’s used in soups, for example the Indonesian chicken soup, and versatile in rice dishes as well. The video is below the instructions.
What do you need to sprout mung beans?
- Mung beans
- foam or cloth
- dark space
That’s not a lot. Most likely you only need to get some mung beans. You can buy these at oriental supermarkets specializing in asian produce, the market or even the local supermarket.
Soaking Mung beans
Soak the green beans for 8-12 hours in water. You can just add all the beans in a glass and fill it with water.
After 12 hours
When the roots are forming, you get to see some of the beans are exposing a white color. these are the roots. Drain the water and prepare a bowl, a basket and wet foam. If you don’t have foam, table cloths can be used as well.
Spread the beans on the wet foam. You can make multiple layers of you have leftover beans. You can add another foam on top and add beans on that. I am using foam, but you can also simply use table cloths.
To keep it as fresh as possible throw the water away each 6-8 hours and add new water to it. Cover the beans with a cloth and store it in a dry place
Day of harvesting mung beans sprouts after 3 days
At this stage you can choose to harvest it or grow it 1 day longer. If you choose to grow it a bit more, refresh the water twice. The result is that you will have slightly longer sprouts. The taste is still the same, the volume is just a bit more.
How to harvest Green Bean Sprouts (Tauge):
Just flip the foam or cloth to drop most of the green bean skin. Then cut the bean sprout to get it without the roots. Clean the rest of the skin.
Green bean is ready to use or serve.
Organic easy mung beans sprout (tauge)
- 1 glass
- 1 Bowl
- 1 foam or cloth
- 50-100 gr mung beans
- soak the mung beans in water for 12 hours
- When the roots start showing, prepare to transfer the mung beans in a bowl with a foam or cloth
- Use fresh water to keep the foam or cloth wet. Throw the old water away. This keeps your mung beans fresh and crisp when you harvest it.
- Refresh the water 3x per day. In the morning, noon and evening.
- After 3 days you can harvest it, or you can go for a 4th day for longer sprouts.
- To harvest it, flip the foam or cloth upside down. Shake it lightly and this will remove all the green skin from the mung beans. Cut with a pair of scissors the stem as close as possible to the foam or cloth. Catch the mung beans in a seperate bowl.