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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bean sprouts and more.

Vel... etter å ha anskaffet en spireboks for litt siden, har jeg så smått prøvd å dyrke frem spirer.
Det viste seg å ikke være fullt så enkelt som først antatt, og resultatene har vært varierende, men jeg lærer jo av det og det er positivt.

Det jeg har forsøkt å spire er frø av mungbønner, alfalfa og reddik.
Alle tre sortene har spirt ganske greit, men deretter har det buttet litt mot.


Well... I have been testing out my new sprouting box lately, growing sprouts for food.
It turned out it was not as easy as I first thought, resulting in some ups and downs, but on the positive side is that I am learning along the way.

What I have tried sprouting are seeds of mung beans, alfalfa and raddish.
All three sorts of seeds sprouted rather quickly, but then there was a little bit of fuzz.




Alfalfa-frøene tror jeg ikke var av god kvalitet. For det første brukte de lengre tid enn oppgitt på å begynne å spire, og i tillegg var det en stor andel av frøene som ikke spirte.
Resultatet ble en stor blandet lase av frø og spirer som jeg ikke hadde lyst til å spise.
Jeg skal prøve igjen med frø fra en ny pakke.

Reddikfrøene spirte raskt og fint, men så mugnet de. Her må nok jeg ta på meg ansvaret, for det skyldes trolig litt for overivrig vanning av spirene.
Jeg skal gjøre et nytt forsøk på å spire reddikfrø og vanne mindre, så får jeg se om det går bedre.


The alfalfa seeds were of no good quality, I think. Firstly it took longer than it said for them to sprout, and secondly a large amount of the seeds did not sprout at all.
This resulted in a cluster of sprouts and unsprouted seeds, that did not look tempting to eat.
I will try again, with seeds from a different package.  

The raddish seeds sprouted in no time, but then they started growing mold.
I believe I am to blame for this, as I probably watered the sprouts too much.
The next time I will water more sparsely.  




Mungbønnefrøene er de som har gitt best resultat :)
Ved første forsøk hadde jeg altfor mange frø i boksen og det ble altfor tett for spirene.
Andre gang la jeg færre frø til spiring, og da ble det bedre plass i boksen, og mer passe mengde til å rekke å spise opp alle spirene.
Jeg har spist salat og spirer ved siden av middagsmaten hver dag de siste dagene.

Mungbønnespirer inneholder proteiner og vitamin A, C og E.
1 del frø gir 4 deler spirer.


Sprouting mung been seeds has been most successful so far :)
At the first try I put way too many seeds in the sprouting tray, which made the tray very crowded as the seeds started sprouting.
The next time I used a smaller amount of seeds, which turned out much better. There was enough space for the sprouts, and I managed to consume them all before they were overdue.
I have had salad and bean sprouts beside my dinner every day lately. 

Mung bean sprouts contain proteins and vitamins A, C and E.
1 part seeds makes 4 parts sprouts.

6 comments:

Megan said...

Uhm, bønnespirer smager rigtig godt. Dejligt at dyrke sine egne!

Håber du har en god dag hos dig. Klem. :)

Crystalrainbow said...

Ive never sprouted seeds but have thought about it from time to but like you i thought it was going to be easy lol good luck with sprouting more ... im sure they will be worth the wait x x x

datacreata said...

I used to sprout seeds. Some seeds grow aerial hairs that can look like mould but isn't necessarily mould - if you see what I mean. I rinsed my 3 trays each morning with a pint of water. I then lift them to drip. Before re-stacking, I used a sheet of kitchen paper to wipe the undersides of each tray, then re-stacked. The bottom tray that catches the water (if doing it in situ) needs to emptied and washed out each day.Although they are good on a windowsill, too much sunlight creates condensation which can lead to mould. Fenugreek seeds are quite nice sprouted. I also sprouted aduki beans. Hope this helps.

Hilde said...

Megan: Takk for det :) Ja, artig å dyrke, og forhåpentligvis blir det skikkelig sving på det etterhvert.
Klem til deg :)

Crystalrainbow: Thank you :) It is fun, and I hope they will be worth the wait :)

Datacreata: I'm so happy for the advise :) This is of great help! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it :)

karisma said...

I have been wanting to try this myself. I bought a book but then a friend borrowed it. LOL Maybe when I get it back I will try. Another friend uses stockings to make her sprouts. She cuts the foot off (new ones of course) and puts her seeds inside wetting it everyday and hanging it up. Seems to work for her as she is always munching on fresh sprouts; Worth a try.

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

Så roligt! Jag har också groddat saker i perioder. Jag hade en pojkvän som lärde mej hur man skulle göra, det han lärde mej var i princip samma sak som det står i en kommentar ovan. Senast så testade jag grodda broccolifrön, det var riktigt gott! Jag kom att tänka på en sak precis nu i skrivandets stund...om man har något i köksträdgården som råkar gå i blom, så kanske man kan låta det fortsätta blomma och spara fröna till groddning. Det borde funka med det mesta som är ätligt, typ salladssorter, morötter (jag har aldrig sett en morot blomma...jag vet inte om det ens händer..), rädisor, vattenkrasse med mera. Det ska jag komma ihåg till sommaren :) Tack för inspirationen! :) Ha en fin helg :)

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