Mung beans are a type of small, green legume in the or plant family (aka the pea family. What we know as “bean sprouts” in many Asian dishes are most often mung bean sprouts.
They are a good source of protein, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. They also supply folate, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and other nutrients.
Mung bean benefits include lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure, supplying antioxidants that may help fight cancer, help prevent type 2 diabetes, fighting infections/viruses, easing constipation, reducing PMS symptoms, and helping with weight loss.
Try mung bean recipes including adding cooked or sprouted mung beans to stir-fries, spring rolls, hummus, salads and more.
Benefits: Help Lower High Cholesterol Levels and Protect Against Heart Disease Help Lower High Blood Pressure Contain Antioxidants That Fight Cancer Development Can Help Prevent or Treat Type 2 Diabetes Provide a High Source of Protein Boost Immunity and Protect Against Infections and Viruses High Source of Vitamins and Minerals Fight Obesity and Help with Weight Loss Help Decrease PMS Symptoms Easy to Digest Compared to Many Other Beans