Botanical name: Vigna Radiata
Mung beans are small and green with a typical bean shape. These are the most well known and commonly used sprouting seeds, they are frequently used ingredient in Chinese cuisine and can be eaten fresh or cooked. They have a wonderful crunchy texture and mild flavour that is similar to peas. To get a thicker sprout, similar to commercially grown ones, use a bottom draining sprouter, or colander with damp cloth over, and do not disturb the growing sprouts until ready.
Nutritional Value: Low in Saturated Fats and Sodium, very low in Cholesterol, and a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, also a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper and Manganese. However a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Germination: 2-5 days depending on growing conditions.
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