Why Mung Bean is Good?
Mung bean benefits have been used throughout Asia countries in cuisine and medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as an effective detoxifier.
Mung beans are high in overall nutritional content, and exhibit powerful antioxidant properties that fight the disease. It can help to prevent chronic disease such as, lower high cholesterol level and protect heart disease, help to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes, boost immunity and protect heart disease. Researchers have discovered that mung bean benefits are great in preventing sepsis.
Mung Bean Health Benefits
- The lecithin in mung beans fights bad LDL cholesterol and liver fat with high soluble fiber.
- Mung beans contain compounds that inhibit the formation and growth of cancerous tumors.
- Phytoestrogens found in mung beans help regulate hormones after menopause, relieving hot flashes and preventing osteoporosis.
- Mung beans have been shown to regulate body temperature and prevent heat stroke.
- Diabetics can safely eat mung beans; they regulate blood sugar and have a low glycemic load.
- Low in calories and rich in fiber, mung beans make the perfect addition to your weight loss goals. They increase your sense of fullness while curbing cravings for carbs and sweets.
- mung beans can help reduce acne and skin rash, cold sores, mouth ulcers, pimples
- Mung beans also contain vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and zinc!
- Scientists are now doing research on the mung bean benefits as a detoxifier that removes environmental and chemical pollutants from your body.
Mung Beans Nutrition Facts
One cup of cooked mung beans contains the following (percentages based on the RDAs for the average adult female): (2)
· 212 calories
· 14 grams of protein
· 15 grams of fiber
· 1 gram of fat
· 4 grams of sugar
· 321 micrograms of folate (100%)
· 97 milligrams of magnesium (36%)
· 0.33 milligrams of vitamin b1 thiamine (36%)
· 0.6 milligrams of manganese (33%)
· 7 milligrams of zinc (24%)
· 0.8 milligrams of vitamin B5 pantothenic acid (8%)
· 0.13 milligrams of vitamin B6 (11%)
· 55 milligrams of calcium (5%)
How to cook Mung bean?
Sweet Green Mung Bean Soup
• 1 cup dried mung beans
• 1 tablespoon dried coconut milk powder or 1/4 cup coconut milk
• 4 cups water
• 1/5 cup sugar or less (to taste)
1. Wash the beans, drain. (or soak it for a day to short the cook time)
2. Put beans in saucepan with lid, cover with water.
3. Cover with lid, simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.
4. After the beans are very soft and some are split, turn off heat
5. add the coconut milk / sugar.
6. Serve hot or cold