These versatile beans can be eaten cooked, sprouted or ground up to make a flour.
Sprouted mung beans contain vitamin C
Mung beans are increasingly used in plant-based meat and egg alternatives such as Beyond Meat and Just Egg.
Similarly to all pulses, mung beans are nutritionally balanced. They contain vitamins, minerals, and beneficial enzymes, which makes them an excellent part of a healthful diet.
per 100g mung beans
- 24g of protein, 63g g carbohydrate, including 2 g sugar, 16g dietary fiberGood source of B vitamins,100 g of mung beans contain 159 micrograms (mcg) of folate as well as iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
- To cook dried mung beans, simply add them to boiling water and simmer for up to 45 minutes. Test the simmering beans regularly and remove from the heat once they have reached the right texture.
- Mung beans do not have a strong flavor, which means they work well in a variety of dishes. Similarly to other pulses, they are useful for adding texture or protein to a meal. A person can try experimenting with them and incorporating them into different recipes.