The Chinese roots or germinated soy seeds, to buy them look very well that are in very good condition.
It is observed in its firm texture, white color with green dot and that are very tender and thick, not thin (thread), that are not moist, with bad smell or of brown color. When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
Soy sprouts are used as an ingredient in oriental food dishes: meat, rice and vegetables sautéed in the wok (deep skillet and wide).
The Chinese roots are placed in a large container (so that they are not tight and rot), preferably plastic with lid and absorbent paper (dry) inside, one in the bottom and another on them before covering. -Refrigerate and consume soon as they have very short “shelf life”. -You can also sauté in a little in vegetable oil and/or butter, let cool and place in a container with lid. Refrigerate and consume soon or freeze.
-Fresh and raw, approximately 8 to 10 days. -cooked, consume maximum in 4 days or freeze in seal bag after sautéing and cooling, last approximately 20 days. “Shelf life” also depends on its freshness at the time of purchase. “
8-10 days. Four days. 20 days.
Chinese roots or soybean germinated seeds, it is advisable not to store in glass container, because it generates a lot of moisture and rot. -Before cooking, place in water with lemon (5 minutes), to remove the flavor to Earth. Then drain very well in strainer and sauté. -as they are so soft and delicate, add them at the end of the preparations, so that they do not get undone.
Nutrients and properties:
As soy sprouts, they contain a lot of nutrients. (See nutrient content and its benefits in vegetables).
Chinese roots (soy sprouts), are very delicate because they release a lot of moisture and if you do not have the proper care in their conservation, can rot very easily, so it is good to often change the paper cooking and dry the lid of the container. -periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.