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Updated on May 23, 2013


The mung bean was also known as green gram or golden gram and is mainly cultivated in the indian subcontinent .It is a storehouse of nutrients and it is a nutrition giving food and they are rich in Vitamin B, VITAMIN C ,Protiens, Manganese and a lot of other essential nutrients required for effective functioning of the human health.


Mung beans is a popular food among vegetarians since it contains a lot of protiens and fibre and the main advantage of mung beans is that it helps in digestion and also mung beans control the amount of cholesterol content in our body.Mung beans contains a lot of minerals like calcium and potassium which was essential for enhancing the strength of bones and teeth.Fat content in mung bean is very low so it is highly recommended for people who wants to shed pounds from their body.The following table gives the details of calories and nutritional content of 100 grams of whole green mung beans.


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Clears toxins from body.

Mung beans when cooked and consumed in the right way provides the path for clearing toxins and unwanted chemicals from the body and modern sciences has vindicated this statement.

Helps to lose weight.

Mung beans are low in calories and rich in protiens and fibre and so eating a small amount of mung beans gives you the feeling of fullness which reduces the carvings for unwanted foods and it is a high nutritious food which has low fat content so it is highly recommended to people who are planning to lose weight .

Reduces the cholesterol level.

Eating mung beans helps to reduce the cholesterol level in the body and helps in regulating the blood pressures in a healthy manner and in that process it maintain the arteries and veins in good condition.

Prevent breast cancer.

Mung beans are rich in protien inhibitors which was helpful in reducing the manipulation of tumour cells including those of breast cancer . So it is highly recommended for women to consume mung beans on a daily basis.


Mung beans are a diabetic friendly food.Mung beans are low glycemic index foods which enhances healthy sugar levels and eating low glycemic index foods reduce the body fat percentage which reduces the blood glucose level and blood urea nitrogen levels.

Reduces heart problems.

Mung beans are a member of a legume family of plants. The consumption of 5 or more servings of beans\ week decreases the heart disease y 22% according to a study reported by US.

Maintain healthy vision.

A cup of mung bean sprouts provides 14mg Vitamin c which acts as an anti oxidant activity and they supports healthy vision.

Carbohydrates and Protiens.

Each serving of mung bean contains 60g of carbohydrates which is 20% of the daily recommended value and they are rich in soluble fibre which improves digestion and prevents digestion and stroke.There are 30 g of protiens in each serving of mung beans which is 60% of the daily recommended value and they are used to replace damaged body parts.


Due to their high content in fibre,mung bean sprouts can help improve intestinal motility and relieve the signs of motility.

Skin anti ageing effect.

Phytoestrogens an enzyme present in mung beans helps in the secreation of collagen and elastin which helps in enhancing the skin tone.So, regular intake of mung beans enhances the anti ageing properties of skin.

Hair and nail fragility.

Due to the lack of vitamins like protien and zinc the strength of nails and hairs gets fragile and for those people who are suffering from these deficiencies mung beans comes as a rescue as it contains a lot of these minerals which helps in preventing the loss of nails and hair.

Improves liver health.

Mung beans are rich in lecithin which reduces the liver fat which in turn reduces liver fat and regulates the normal functioning of the liver.


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      sunny 2 years ago

      Its very very helpful information. Thank you so much

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      danny g 2 years ago

      i always love eating this green mung beans which is called monggo in the Philippines when i was younger but I stop eating it when I started having arthritic pains because in our small village our elders told us it would alleviate pain or it will cause more pains to my knees but now I know its not so therefore tomorrow ill go to the market and buy monggo beans

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      kresta mae 2 years ago

      Thanks for your information.

      So there are a lot of health benefits of a mung beans (monggo seeds)

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      SHWETHA SHETTY 2 years ago

      thanks for the information.

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      kamlesh gor Mumbai 3 years ago

      V.v .good information thanks so much

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      Tejinder Singh 3 years ago

      Plz details

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      D Mohan 3 years ago

      Thanks, this was a very informative article.

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      Yogendra Sharma 3 years ago

      Very precious information

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      dr v s kadam MH 3 years ago

      Very precious information about beans towards health help to comman public.

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      3 years ago

      it helped me a lot in doing my investigatory project.

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      LISA 3 years ago

      And it's a very good natural laxative.

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      lakshmanantv payyanur 3 years ago

      most of the people in kerala use sprouted or cooked green gram. many of them are unaware of the health benefits of this food grain, thanks for the information given in this page.

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      BMD 3 years ago

      Thks for the information ♡....

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      Dr SP Bhardwaj 4 years ago

      A very significant and highly useful information which most people in fact are unaware would get benefitted.