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Health Benefits of Mung Beans (Munggo)

You think Mung Beans are not good for you? Read on and think again!

Mung beans are known for so many names. There’s the mungbean, mung, mongo, moog, mungo, monggo, green/golden gram, choroko and many others. I like eating mashed mung bean, sauteed with garlic, onions and tomate. It goes well with fried fish, and yes hot steamy rice!

Anyway, these beans are legumes that contain tremendous amounts of nutrients. They may come is 2 main forms – as beans or as bean sprouts. They may be eaten as the main dish, or made into noodles, or mixed with salads or even taken as desserts. No matter how you like these beans though, you will never be shortchanged of their nutritional contents.

Mung beans are high in fibre. They are low in saturated fat and sodium; and they contain zero cholesterol. They help increase our metabolic rates which help us digest fats faster. Not only that, a cup of mung beans consists of only about 30 calories. This much would already fill our cravings for an entire meal. Needless to say, these are great food components to those who are trying to lose weight. 

Mung are also anti-cancer foods which help strengthen our immune system. They help protect our bodies against free radicals. They help promote cell growth, as well. They are also good sources of folate (folic acid) which make it good food for pregrant women to take.

Since Mung beans have no cholesterol content or any saturated fats, eating them would help reduce the risk of getting heart diseases. For the same reason, it’s also good food for diabetics.

Mung is also rich in Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant that lowers the risk of coronary heart ailments, such as stroke. The potassium content of mung beans may also help control the rise of one’s blood pressure. They are also rich in Vitamin B which helps our nervous system to function accordingly.

Aside from our hearts, mung beans are also good for the other organs in our bodies, such as our kidneys. Remember, they have very low sodium content, nearly none in fact.
Mung beans are truly one of nature’s wonder agent. You’ll be surprised what other nutrients may be derived from this food. Have you tried them yet?

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful information

  2. useful share

  3. Thanks for the information. I should eat more of them.

  4. I love this post. This is so informative! I love sauteed munggo or even just plain monggo and then added with milk! I also eat munggo turon!

  5. well informed, thanks for share.

  6. Thanks guys!

  7. Interesting share. I had never heard of these beans before.

  8. Its being very well!!

  9. Good share!

  10. very informative article.you did great research.

  11. V. good post! I’ve never had that before! Sounds delicious!

  12. great article!

  13. I have never heard of these beans, is there an english name for them. You named a few at the beginning of the article but, I did not recognize any of the names. Thanks

  14. They seem to be very nutritious and beneficial for health,I should consume them more often.
    Thanx for the share!

  15. Thanks!
    Hi Cyni, one of it’s English names is Mung Beans.

  16. Good benefits of Munggo. I will eat of that!

  17. i love reading articles like this, on good healthy cooking. i have these as part of my staple diet. it’s so nice to learn how beneficial they are too. thanks for the delicious share. :)

  18. nice piece.
    thanks for the share.

  19. Very useful thanks alot

  20. I learned a lot about mung beans today. Thank you.

  21. I often eat mungbean as a dessert, but had no idea on its health benefits before reading this article. Thanks!

  22. Mung Beans is an interesting one! Thanks for sharing a lot of interesting healthy facts about mung beans.

  23. Very usefularticle. I will try them. Thank you so much!

  24. I usually take in mung beans in the form of soups. I didn\’t know mung beans has antioxidant action. Great nutritional information!

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  26. Well discussed but if you are referring to whole green gram then there is a whole lot of people who cannot digest it. Sprouted green grams cause acidity and acid indigestion to many. So, every one has to test it carefully before trying to get its benefits.

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  31. Its nice info…..

  32. Love beans generally although mung beans seem to be very rare in my part of the world!

  33. I love mung beans too. You are from which part gaby? We have lots of these here in the tropics.

  34. Very good! beans are always life savers.

  35. That’s right Raj! It’s said to be the poor man’s meat.

  36. Great info

  37. Thanks joni!

  38. Good article…

  39. Thanks apps!

  40. mung beans do good to our health, especially in hot summer.

  41. interesting article

  42. i love mung beans we always have that in our fridge!

  43. good post

  44. Love mung beans as well! Yummy!

  45. Thank you for your comments.

  46. Thank you for dropping by!

  47. great article

  48. Thanks yellow rose!

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  50. Even your words taste well, recipes would be wonderful. Green gram is my favorite food, although it is of feminine character. Its masculine counterpart is Black gram (Urad).

  51. Thanks for the info

  52. ………….Never in my life have I heard of Mung beans.Thank you.

  53. Thanks for your comments.

  54. We always cook monggo every Friday friend :)

  55. nice share!

  56. Thanks my dearies!

  57. Wow this earned a lot of likes and comments! Way to go sis!

  58. Thanks friend! I’m loving it too..hihihi

  59. Excellent post

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