Tiny Beans with Huge Benefits

In ancient India, mung beans were considered “one of the most desirable foods” and were widely used as an Ayurvedic remedy. It is difficult to imagine Indian cuisine without mung beans. Today mung bean is actively used for the production of protein supplements and canned soups. But, of course, it is better to buy raw beans and cook various delicious dishes yourself. The cooking time of mung bean is 40 minutes, it is not necessary to pre-soak it. 

Here’s what you need to know about Masha: 1) Mung beans contain many nutrients: manganese, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, copper, zinc and various vitamins.

2) Mung bean is a very satisfying food due to its high content of proteins, resistant (healthy) starch and dietary fiber.

3) Mung is sold as a powder, whole raw beans, shelled (known as dal in India), bean noodles and sprouts. Mung bean sprouts are a great ingredient for sandwiches and salads. 

4) Mung bean seeds can be eaten raw, this is a great product for vegans. They can also be ground and used like flour. 

5) Due to its high nutrient content, mung bean is considered to be a very useful product for the prevention and treatment of a number of diseases, including age-related changes, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Also mung bean copes with any inflammation in the body. 

6) Scientists note that among plant products, mung bean is especially distinguished by its high content of proteins and nutrients, so they recommend paying attention to this product and including it in your diet. 

7) The Journal of Chemistry Central states that “mung bean is an excellent natural antioxidant, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, lowers blood pressure, prevents diabetes and cancer, and normalizes metabolism.” 

The content of nutrients in mung beans. 1 cup cooked mung beans contains: – 212 calories – 14 g protein – 15 g fiber – 1 g fat – 4 g sugar – 321 micrograms folic acid (100%) – 97 mg magnesium (36%) , – 0,33 mg of thiamine – vitamin B1 (36%), – 0,6 mg of manganese (33%), – 7 mg of zinc (24%), – 0,8 mg of pantothenic acid – vitamin B5 (8%), – 0,13 mg of vitamin B6 (11%), – 55 mg of calcium (5%).

A cup of mung bean sprouts contains 31 calories, 3 g of protein and 2 g of fiber. 

: draxe.com : Lakshmi

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