Also known as whole green gram.
Mung beans, also known as mash or moong beans, are a food native to India and have been cultivated for thousands of years as a delicious source of nutrition. Today, they are most popularly known for their wonderful bean sprouts. Whole mung beans have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and can be cooked on the stovetop like other dried beans.
Mung beans’ nutrition is impressive, and the benefits of mung beans are legion. They’re an excellent source of dietary fiber and offer 12 grams of plant-based proteins per 1/4 cup serving. They’re also a good source of complex carbohydrates and iron, and dry mung beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, including essential amino acids such as lysine. Our dried mung beans are also low in calories, saturated fat and sodium, and are cholesterol free, which can offer health benefits to those on a low-fat diet. For a full nutrition list, click on the Nutritional Information & Ingredients information above.
These tiny green pulses are traditionally used in East Asian and Indian cuisines. Cooked mung beans can be prepared with vegetables, grains and greens in soups, ground into flour for use in flatbreads, mixed with rice, oatmeal or cracked wheat to make khicharee, pureed into a spread for rice or bread or stuffed into pastries to make sweets. Cook mung beans with coconut milk, onion, garlic and ginger to make Monggo Beans, a traditional Filipino-style soup, or simmer them as-is in salted water for 25 minutes for a simple, nutritious side dish.
Mung beans cook fast and are easily digested. Cook our mung beans with spices to prepare soups or curries you can consume as a standalone meal or combine with other foods. Sprouted mung beans are excellent in salads, sandwiches and Asian dishes. Sprouting instructions are included on back of package.
One thing you can’t make from this bag, however, are mung bean noodles, those clear dry noodles made from the starch of mung beans. But we’ve got plenty of other ideas! Click on the recipe tab for some other fun ways on how to cook mung beans.
At Bob’s Red Mill, we’ve searched the world for the tastiest and most nutritious foods, and then—wonder of wonders—we don’t do much to change them. Unprocessed is our process, after all. Which means everything you’ll find here is simple and straightforward, food you’ll be proud to bring to the table.