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Bean Sprouts

Bean Sprouts

These nutrient dense bean sprouts are jam packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Not only do they add colour and texture to your meal, they are bursting with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and enzymes to help us digest our food. 

Bean Sprouts make excellent salad toppers and are an essential element to any stir fry delivering their famous fresh crunch. Aussie Sprouts Bean Sprouts are chemical-free, grown naturally with water and sunshine. That’s right, our Bean Sprouts are as natural as they come. 

Aussie Sprouts Bean Sprouts are harvested and delivered in a way that they add freshness and crunch to your meal – they’re never soggy! 

Try our recipes which let Bean Sprouts shine. See our Chicken Pad Thai and San Choy Bow with Bean Sprouts for some Asian inspired meals. 

See our flavour bursting Bean Sprouts recipes here: 

Benefits of Bean Sprouts

Reduce Anxiety & Stress

Bean sprouts contain good amounts of vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium. According to recent research by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia, all these nutrients are essential for balancing mood, relieving anxiety, and promoting sleep. Also, the bioflavonoids present in them also have stress-relieving qualities.

Build Immunity

The Chemistry Central Journal, in a 2014 research, claims that beans sprouts like mung beans sprouts contain flavonoids that improve the immune function. Strong immunity will help fend off infections and keep you protected from many diseases.

Heart Health

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has time and again emphasized the importance of vitamin K in the human diet. Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and inhibiting the buildup of calcium in blood vessels. Bean sprouts are a rich source of this essential vitamin and therefore, they help keep your heart healthy.

Weight Loss

There is an impressively low number of calories found in bean sprouts, making them a healthy choice for a wide variety of meals, including sandwiches and salads. For people trying to lose weight, the dietary fiber content will also help avoid overeating and stimulate feelings of satiety, which will further aid in weight loss.

Skin Care

Research has shown that the antioxidant levels of bean sprouts are actually higher than in the beans themselves, which means that these phenolic compounds can reduce free radical activity all over the body. Antioxidants can also help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and scars, clear up blemishes caused by oxidative stress, and improve skin elasticity to keep you looking younger for longer.

Improve Digestion

2.5 grams of dietary fiber in each cup of bean sprouts represent between 7 and 8.5% of the daily recommended intake for men and women, respectively. This can lead to more efficient digestion, as dietary fiber can help bulk up the stool and promote peristaltic motion. This will also relieve excess flatulence and bloating, as well as symptoms of constipation and diarrhea.

Optimise Metabolism

The range of B vitamins found in bean sprouts is good news for those who want to improve their metabolism. B vitamins are involved in hundreds of processes in the body that regulate circadian rhythms, hormones, enzymes, and energy metabolism. So ensuring that you aren’t deficient in riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, and thiamin is a very good idea!

Increase Circulation

With a significant amount of iron, bean sprouts provide an ideal way to support circulatory health and ensure that your body is receiving the resources and oxygen it needs for normal function and repair. Furthermore, a proper iron intake will help avoid the signs of anemia, such as lightheadedness, muscle weakness, and fatigue.

Regulate Bone Density

Vitamin K is often overlooked, but it plays a critical role in regulating bone mineral density in the body, ensuring that minerals stay at their proper levels in the blood, which can protect heart health and other metabolic functions. The additional minerals, such as manganese and zinc, also help prevent osteoporosis and build strong bones.

Prevent Birth Defects

The Institute of Food Science, Spain, suggests that bean sprouts contain an ample amount of folic acid, which can help expectant mothers avoid neural tube defects. The connection between this vitamin and this tragic condition is well researched, and folate supplements are often given to pregnant women. However, it is essential that you speak with your doctor before adding powerful new foods like bean sprouts to your pregnancy diet.

Increase WBC Count

These unassuming bean sprouts contain a significant amount of vitamin C and the concentration actually increases after the bean germinates. This can help stimulate the production of white blood cells by your immune system, in addition to the antioxidant effects of vitamin C, which will help reduce oxidative stress and free radical activity throughout the body.

Balance Cholesterol Levels

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has numerous studies that focus on the effects of dietary fiber on cholesterol levels. With no cholesterol content but a moderate amount of dietary fiber, regular consumption of properly prepared bean sprouts can help balance your cholesterol levels. Fiber scrapes excess cholesterol and reduces plaque in the arteries and blood vessels, thus lowering your risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Speed up Healing

Vitamin K and vitamin C both play a key role in healing; vitamin K is a critical component in blood clotting, which will help heal wounds and lower your risk of exposure or infection. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is required to produce collagen, the basic compound that makes up our tissues, cells, muscles and blood vessels. Bean sprouts happen to have these two vitamins in high supply.

Where to Buy

Aussie Sprouts are sold at Coles and Woolworths. Due to the short shelf life of the product, we supply only the East Coast of Australia and South Australia. Unfortunately, Aussie Sprouts is not available in Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Tasmainia.