Removing the Water from Sprouts
Once you have removed the seed hulls (skins) from the sprouts, you will need to remove excess water before shipping them. This is to extend the shelflife by up to 40% over wet bean sprouts. This process is only necessary ifyou use a the water bath method (ISS Bean Sprout WashingSystem). There are two methods for removing the water – spinning the sprouts so the water flings out, or blowing the water off the sprouts. The air knives are the method of choice by larger growers as it is an in-line process that requires no labor other than clean-up.