Mung beans (Vigna radiata) are small, green beans that belong to the legume family. These beans have a slightly sweet taste and are sold fresh, as sprouts or as dried beans. Mung beans are incredibly versatile and typically eaten in salads, soups and stir-frys. Also are a good source of antioxidants, that may lower blood sugar levels and help insulin work more effectively and also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. However, more human-based research is needed before making health recommendations.
Green Mung Beans can be eaten sprouted and cooked, sweet or savory. When eaten sprouted, they are delicious as a salad, wholesome as a plant-based protein in many dishes, and a pleasant addition to sauces, dips and any food in search of a nutritional boost. When cooked, Green Mung Beans are a hearty, comfort food that can be served as a soup, stew, main dish or dessert.