Study On the Influencing Factor of Cultivating Mungbean Sprouts Rich in Chromium Wei Sheng Yan Jiu 2003 Feb

Study on the influencing factor of cultivating mungbean sprouts rich in chromium
Wei Sheng Yan Jiu 2003 Feb;31(1):67-9 [Article in Chinese]
Wang S, Huang J, Huang W, Sun G.
Nanjing Sanitation and Anti-epidemic Station, Nanjing 210003, China.

Getting organic chromium by cultivating chromium-enriched mungbean sprouts was studied. Chromium content in mung-bean sprouts was determined and the growth performance was observed under different conditions. The result showed that the optimal condition of cultivating chromium-enriched mungbean sprouts was soaking mungbean seeds in 40 mg/kg chromium solution about 24 hours, then cultivating under 25 degrees C for 5 days. The supernatant of chromium-enriched mungbean sprouts and normal mungbean sprouts were tested by scanning with ultraviolet spectrometry within the range of 200-320 nm wavelength. It is found that a characteristic ultraviolet absorption peak appears at 257 nm, and its optical density is descended with the increasing of chromium in the chromium-enriched mung-bean sprouts.