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Mung beans sprouts nutrition

Updated on March 26, 2012
Mung beans sprouts
Mung beans sprouts

Mung beans sprouts:

Mung beans which looks like a green colored seed is a small green legume and oval in shape that is high in nutrition and a boon to health conscious people. It is extensively used in Asian cuisine. You can get these mung beans from Asian grocery stores, online, natural food stores and sometimes even in supermarkets. You can consume either sprouted, boiled and cooked. It is good for people with digestive problems such as bloating. Chinese people believe it has anti-carcinogenic qualities. Other names of mung beans include green gram, golden gram and chop suey bean.

Mung beans is free of cholesterol, low in saturated fat, sodium and good for people counting calories. It is also high in fiber and enzymes that makes mung beans sprouts nutritional for everyone.

Mung beans sprouts nutrition and benefits:

Vitamins and mung beans:

Mung beans has a good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamin c, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, pantothenic acid or viatmin B5 and vitamin K. Folate reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps in the formation of red blood cells. Thiamin or vitamin B helps the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Minerals and mung beans:

It is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and copper. Copper helps to absorb iron. Magnesium helps to increased flow of oxygen. Iron helps in the formation of hemoglobin. Zinc is to boost the immune system, tissue growth and male fertility. Potassium is to maintain muscle contraction and normal heartbeat.

Raw mung beans
Raw mung beans
Mung beans sprouts nutritional value
Mung beans sprouts nutritional value

Raw mung beans and sprouted mung beans nutritional value:

One cup of raw mung beans contains 3 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fat. Plus they have 43% of daily vitamin K, 23 % of daily viatmin C 16% of folic acid and 10% percent of manganese.

Sprouted mung beans increases B vitamin, protein quality, essential fatty acids, fiber content and vitamin content. sprouts have 8 percent increase of water content when compared to dried beans. You can use cheesecloth or plain jar for sprouting. If you are using plain jar, cover with a light cloth.

How to sprout mung beans at home:

Take the quantity you want to sprout. Take one cup of beans, it will double once it sprouted. First wash the seeds with cold water and drain them in a bowl. Fill them with 2 to 3 times as much as the seeds. Soak for 8 to 12 hours. Drain the water and rinse again with cold water. Cover the mung beans with a light cloth and at room temperature. It has good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Mung beans soup
Mung beans soup

How to combine mung beans with foods:

You can use mung beans in salads, main dishes, soups, spreads, savories and desserts. Mung beans can also combined with white rice and brown rice. It also goes well with flatbreads and chapati. Cook mung beans with herbs and spices. Fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, fresh ginger, basil, parsley and thyme. Spices such as cumin, coriander, garam masala, cayenne and black pepper.

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