meyer_5 January 25, 2019January 25, 2019 Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager Previous Next Phaseolus aureus China. Alternate Title: Tubs of bean sprouts on a cart. Peking, China. A cart full of tubs of bean sprouts, produced by the humble mung bean. These bean sprouts are eaten as a vegetable, when scalded, and they are a very tasteful product when served cold as salad with some soy-bean, vinegar and oil sprinkled over them. Sixteen or seventeen catties of dry beans supply from fifty to sixty catties of sprouts. June 28, 1913. All photographs by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918). Eastern Asian Historical Photograph Collections, Arnold Arboretum Archives. Copyright © 2006, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.