Package Includes: Handy Pantry 4oz. of Organic Mung Bean Sprouts
Mung beans are a type of pulse, meaning they are an edible seed of the legume plant family. Mung beans provide a healthy nutritional balance with an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Some early research suggests these beans may have a variety of health benefits too! They contain protein, fibers, and beneficial amounts of enzymes. According to a 2014 review, evidence suggests that mung beans may have quite a few potential health benefits, including antioxidant effects, antifungal and antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory activity, fights against Diabetes, reduces hypertension, lowers blood pressure, and contains antitumor properties to prevent cancer.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 grams (g) of boiled mung beans contain:
- 02 g of protein
- 15 g of carbohydrates, including 2 g sugar
- 60 g dietary fiber
- Mung beans are also a good source of B vitamins that are necessary for a range of bodily functions and helps maintain the brain’s health. In particular, mung beans are an excellent source of vitamin B-9, also known as folate, which helps a person’s body make DNA. Folate is essential before and during pregnancy, as it helps prevent some birth abnormalities. The USDA reports that 100 g of mung beans contain 159 micrograms (mcg) of folate.
- Nutrition Facts
- Mung beans, raw