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How To Sprout Adzuki Beans

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Adzuki beans are also known as aduki or azuki beans; it is very useful if you sprout adzuki beans. Adzuki beans are small reddish-brown beans with a white ridge along one edge.


These beans are native of China but now they are popular in Japan also. They are used in preparation of ceremonial dishes.


Sprouting can make these adzuki beans to grow in large shoots along with a beautiful maroon color.


You can sprout adzuki beans to make them beautiful, nutritious and delicious. Moreover adzuki bean sprouts are loaded with vitamins like E, C, B and A. These sprouts are also rich in calcium and iron and they contain all essential amino acids.


Let’s know the procedure to sprout adzuki beans.


The first step in sprouting beans is rinsing your beans using running water; you should rinse your beans well to remove all the dirt.


Then sprout adzuki beans by placing them in a wide-mouthed glass jar and soak the beans in the water until the maroon color of the beans gets leached and sprouting bean turns white, generally this step will take about 12 hours.


After 12 hours, pour the beans into a fine mesh colander and wash them thoroughly and set aside the adzuki beans to drain and then move them back in to the jar.


This step is very important to sprout adzuki beans, wrap the jar containing beans using a piece of lightweight cloth, this will the beans to breath.


Keep the jar in a cool place preventing from direct sunlight.


Take care to clean and drain the beans for every 8 to 12 hours or until they have tails at least 1/4-inch long.


You should taste your sprouting beans after each rinse because quality and flavor changes over the time.


Sprout adzuki beans longer than 1/4 of an inch; however, after this length, test your sprout's flavor more often.


Finally you can give your sprouting beans a final rinse and allow them to drain for a few hours. Close the glass jar and place your adzuki sprouts in the refrigerator for about 3 to 6 weeks.


Make sure to sprout as many sprouts as you can eat in about 3 weeks even though adzuki sprouts have the potential to keep for up to 6 weeks under refrigeration, they are best when they are eaten fresh.


It is very beneficial to sprout adzuki beans because Adzuki beans usually become double during sprouting.


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