Mung Beans are small round green beans and they are native to India and other Southeast countries. Mung beans are found in dry form as well as sprouted form.
Mung beans are rich in plant- based protein. Mung beans have antioxidant properties, it can lower the LDL the bad cholesterol and help in heart disease. It is low in calories and helps in weight loss.
They are also high in fiber. In some parts of India mung beans are used as breakfast food. Soak the mung beans for 4 to 6 hours or overnight. Mung bean sprouts are used in stir fries. The sprouted mung beans have a nice crunch to it.
Mung beans are extremely versatile. Dry mung beans store well in the pantry for one year and more.