Mung Beans

Mung Beans
Mung Beans

These little nutritional powerhouses will make your body feel satisfied and nourished! They are high in potassium, vitamin A, C, E, folacin, phosphorus and magnesium. Like most beans, they're also high in saponins, which are difficult to digest. Remember to cook mung beans in fresh water after soaking them to aid digestion. In Ayurvedic medicine, mung beans are often used to cleanse the body of toxins, so get detoxing! Mung beans are low in calories and high in protein, making them an excellent food for weight loss.

Selection Process

Mung beans can be found in local health food stores and in Indian or Asian markets. Beans with the skin are green and split mung beans are usually the yellow, easier to digest variety. Sprouting green mung beans can also help increase their digestibility.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (13.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 45.1

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.2%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.9mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 8.1g 2.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8.5%

Sugars 0.9g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 3.1g

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 1.0%
Calcium 1.7% Iron 4.9%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.2%
Vitamin K 1.5% Thiamin 5.4%
Riboflavin 1.8% Niacin 1.5%
Vitamin B-6 2.5% Folate 20.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.5%
Phosphorus 4.8% Magnesium 6.1%
Zinc 2.3% Selenium 1.5%
Copper 6.1% Manganese 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.