Nothing says fresh like the tantalizing snap of a crisp bean sprout. From salad rolls to stir frys, pho to salad, bean sprouts bring the key crunch factor.
Mushy bean sprouts have lost their meaning in life, and so often end their life in the compost bin. Not any more.
Bean sprouts are alive and they need to breathe. Airtight containers trap excess moisture that leads to slimy bean sprouts. Yet without protection, they quickly wither and wilt. To keep bean sprouts fresh, they need a protective environment that releases excess moisture. That’s where Abeego reusable food wrap steps in.
Simply wrap up towel-dried bean sprouts in Abeego. There’s no need to add a paper towel, soak in water, or any other trick to store bean sprouts. Abeego easily and naturally keeps your bean sprouts crisp, fresh, and alive so you can enjoy them to their very last juicy snap.
Keep reading and:
- Find out what happened with bean sprouts in our test kitchen
- Get tips to find the best bean sprouts
- Dig into our favorite bean sprout recipes, because the best way to store bean sprouts is in your tum tum
BEAN SPROUTS WITH ABEEGO VS BEAN SPROUTS WITHOUT
In the spirit of discovery and to deepen our collective understanding of how food behaves, we used our Abeego Test Kitchen to save bean sprouts in a variety of ways.
Bean sprouts stored in a bowl covered with Abeego retained 8x more moisture than bean sprouts stored in a mesh, cloth, bag, and 4x more than bean sprouts stored in an uncovered bowl.
Bean sprouts that were loosely wrapped in Abeego resulted in similar numbers to the covered bowl and appeared the most firm and crisp.
Without protection, either in a bowl or mesh bag, the bean sprouts quickly withered and became excessively wet.
Why Abeego Works
Bean sprouts are alive and need to breathe. Each testing method allowed for that, since bean sprouts in an airtight container traps moisture and increases the slime factor sometimes in less than a day. Abeego wrap acts like a peel and naturally protects while it breathes. The result is a longer living bean sprouts!
How to Wrap Bean Sprouts in Abeego
Towel dry bean sprouts, place in a Large Abeego and loosely roll up the sprouts inside, scrunching the ends to seal. Alternatively, fold and seal the edges to make a parcel or a packet, or place in a bowl and cover and press.
For more wrap inspiration, check out our Abeego YouTube channel.
Bean sprouts are the shrinking violet of the vegetable world. Delicate and quick to wilt, it can be difficult to find fresh sprouts.
The best place to get bean sprouts
Bean sprouts are easy to sprout at home and will be the freshest you’ll get! Store bought sprouts in an airtight bag are at high risk for wilt and slime and are best avoided. Visit Asian markets for sprouts in bulk and choose how much or how little sprouts you’d like. They’re most often locally grown and fresh.
What to look for to get fresh bean sprouts
The freshest bean sprouts are firm and have a sharp snap when bent. Browning is a sign of oxidation and means they’re not quite as fresh. If they’re slimy, they’re on their way out so avoid these ones. If your sprouts are brown or slimy at home, don’t worry. Give browning or limp bean sprouts a rinse in freezing cold water to clean and perk up.
Amazing crunchiness aside, do bean sprouts actually add nutrition? Yes, according to this Chatelaine article, sprouts are bursting with fibre, choline, vitamin K, and potassium.
Abeego Tip: A quintessential stir fry ingredient, think outside the wok and throw sprouts into an avocado and cilantro sandwich or add to this savory and sweet sandwich for a taste of summer. Or try bean sprouts in place of noodles in your favorite pasta dish. Pad Thai, salads, soups, omelettes have our mouths watering. Share your ideas and recipes in the comments!
Share food wisdom
We may not always like to admit it, but mom knows a thing or two! Make sure to tap into her experience in the kitchen like our Lead Explorer did with her mom when making salad rolls.
Food wisdom is a two-way street. The cross pollination of the tried and true with the new gets us to new heights. Look to tradition and add innovation all the while observing your food.
Abeego is the original beeswax food wrap invented in 2008 by Toni Desrosiers in her mission to Keep Food Alive for a Food Secure World. In addition to being an inventor and entrepreneur, she is a spokesperson in the food waste movement.