Mung beans are small, dried beans that belong to the legume family are are used for sprouting, grinding into flour and general cooking use. The little beans don't require any presoaking and they cook very quickly.
They are are high in important vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Sprouted mung beans contain fewer calories but have more antioxidants and amino acids.
They have been cultivated since ancient times.
These beans have a slightly sweet taste and are sold fresh, as sprouts or as dried beans. Mung beans are incredibly versatile and typically eaten in salads, soups and stir-frys.