Mung bean sprouts are good for salad and can be eaten raw. One can make spicy curry by adding various spices and herbs. 1 oz of dried Green Mung Beans contains 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber, protein. It is low in cholesterol. It is rich in A, B Vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid) Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and has Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. Like other sprouts it also produce good amount of enzymes. Its glycemic index is about 25 and is a good choice for diabetes.
These sprouts contain skin anti-aging properties that stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, all essential to younger healthier skin. People with following conditions will get good benefits of mung bean sprouts: Diabetes, heart conditions, cancer, celiac disease, anemia, osteoporosis, indigestion and inflammation.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 18, 2016