Mung beans are small-size, green-husked legumes originating from South America, which have been known for thousands of years. They have a slightly sweet flavor, which is why they can be prepared in both savory and sweet versions. Thanks to their diversity, they have a range of different uses. They are frequently used to make pasta, soups and desserts in India, China and Indonesia.
They are less common in Europe, yet it’s worth including them in your diet, not just because it can make it more diverse, but because mung beans are filled with beneficial nutrients.
The energy content of mung beans are similar to other legumes, with a protein content higher than dry beans, yet much lower than soy beans. They have an outstanding fiber content, which helps digestion and nourishes the beneficial intestinal bacteria. Additionally, it boosts your sense of fullness.
They contain a number of antioxidants that support the immune system. These include numerous vitamins, as well as Vitamins B and important minerals.
The beans are simple to prepare. When cooking the beans, add them to boiling water and cook the beans for approx. 45 minutes. They are rarely consumed on their own and are rather used in salads, sauces, soups or one-pot dishes. Their flavor is not too characteristic, which is why they can be used with many combinations or spices. They are also suitable for thickening dishes.
Ingredients: mung beans*
*= from a Certified Organic Source HU-ÖKO-01
Certified by: Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Kft.
Packaged in a plant processing soy, gluten, celery, mustard and sesame seeds.
Nutritional value (per 100 g):
||1320 kJ / 315 kcal
|| 1,3 g
|- of which saturates:
|| 0,3 g
|| 43,6 g
|- of which sugar:
|| 2,1 g
|| 23,9 g
|| <0,1 g
Storage: Keep in a cold, dry place!
Country of origin: China