Mung Bean Shoots
My favourite YUMMM!
What Do Mung Bean Microgreens Taste Like?
Mung Microgreens have a buttery taste with a bit of bean nuttiness when collected at the perfect time (7-10 days old). When picked too early, they are almost tasteless. If allowed to get too old, they can become bitter.
Mung beans can be a little bland on their own, but people can easily incorporate them into a larger meal. Boiled mung beans can be part of:
- dressed salad
- curry or dhal
- tomato-based sauce
Mung beans do not have a strong flavor, which means they work well in a variety of dishes. Similarly to other pulses, they are useful for adding texture or protein to a meal. A person can try experimenting with them and incorporating them into different recipes.
We don't prefer older mung bean sprouts because we find them more bitter when older, unless cooked (and we prefer to eat these sprouted beans raw in salads). We like to eat them when leaves are just beginning to appear, coloured in yellow-purple.
100 grams of mung beans provide:
- 7.02 g of protein
- 19.15 g carbohydrate, including 2 g sugar
- 7.60 g dietary fiber
Mung beans are also a good source of B vitamins that are necessary for a range of bodily functions and help maintain the brain’s healthTrusted Source
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.
report that 100 g of mung beans contain 159 micrograms (mcg) of folate. The recommended daily allowance for folate is
. So, it is unlikely that a person will meet their folate requirement by eating mung beans alone.
For women, dietary supplements may be a more practical way of getting the correct amount of folate before and during pregnancy.
also suggests that plant-based diets are a vital way for people to improve their health, and reduce the risk of a variety of chronic illnesses. Eating mung beans can be a good way of getting more plant-based food into a person’s diet.
While mung beans are an excellent source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, it is vital to eat other plant-based foods also. Mung beans do not contain all the nutrition a person needs. Eating a variety of plant-based food is the best way to achieve a healthful diet.
Quantity matters as well. Although mung beans are rich in vitamins and minerals, a person needs to make them and other plant-based foods the main part of some of their meals to get the most benefit from them.
One way to get plenty of plant-based food into multiple meals is to cook a large, plant-based evening dinner and save a good-sized portion for lunch the next day.
Repeating this throughout the week will guarantee that two of a person’s meals are full of plant-based food.
We make sure to harvest these beauties at the right time. 24 oz containers are full.
Harvested day of delivery.