What’s a mung bean? It is three things
A quick and simple guide to cooking and eating mung beans – 4 fabulous dishes
High in vitamins and minerals, especially iron, calcium, vitamin A, B1, B2 and C, these small green dried beans have a pale yellow inside. You might not have seen them in this form, but I bet you have seen and probably eaten them as bean sprouts. That’s how they are most commonly used. Buy them non heat treated and watch them grow!! Once sprouted, mung beans punch above their weight increasing the amount of Vitamin A by 300% and a staggering increase of up to 600% for their vitamin C value. Because their starches are converted to simple sugars during the sprouting process, they are easy to digest. When mung beans are hulled and split they are called mung dal. Get to know them, in all their forms.