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Mung Beans

 

(Pulses Sprout)

Possibly originating in India, Southern Asia, or the Malayan Islands, mung bean sprouts have been cultivated in the orient for thousands of years. Today, "bean sprouts" are synonymous with mung bean sprouts, and the popularity of this nutritious sprout continues to grow.
Can be eaten raw and cooked. They are small beans with a creamy white flesh and a soft olive coloured coating with a nutty flavour and texture. Mung Beans contain significant levels vitamin A, BI, B2 and C, calcium, iron and niacin. They are high in fibre and are beneficial in countering protein deficiencies.

Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 20%

Mung bean sprouts may have their split seed cases still attached; these will wash away when you rinse the sprouts.

Mung bean sprouts are the ones you typically see in Oriental cooking. They are ready when they are 1.5 to 2 inches long. Abundant in vitamins A, B, C and E, the minerals iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium, and amino acids, they contain 20% protein. Possibly originating in India, Southern Asia, or the Malayan Islands, Mung bean sprouts have been cultivated in the orient for thousands of years. Today, "bean sprouts" are synonymous with Mung bean sprouts, and the popularity of this nutritious sprout continues to grow.

 

 

Mungbeans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water g 90.40 8 1.586
Energy kcal 30 0
Energy kj 126 0
Protein g 3.04 8 0.466
Total lipid (fat) g 0.18 8 0.045
Ash g 0.44 8 0.065
Carbohydrate, by difference g 5.93 0
Fiber, total dietary g 1.8 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 13 8 1.966
Iron, Fe mg 0.91 8 0.351
Magnesium, Mg mg 21 8 3.384
Phosphorus, P mg 54 8 8.476
Potassium, K mg 149 8 23.307
Sodium, Na mg 6 4 1.449
Zinc, Zn mg 0.41 8 0.052
Copper, Cu mg 0.164 8 0.058
Manganese, Mn mg 0.188 8 0.049
Selenium, Se mcg 0.6 0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 13.2 8 1.861
Thiamin mg 0.084 8 0.014
Riboflavin mg 0.124 8 0.020
Niacin mg 0.749 8 0.064
Pantothenic acid mg 0.380 4 0.082
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.088 8 0.012
Folate, total mcg 61 16 6.866
Folic acid mcg 0 0
Folate, food mcg 61 16 6.866
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 61 0
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.00 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 21 7 2.252
Retinol mcg 0 0
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 1 7 0.113
Vitamin E mg_ATE 0.010 0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.046 0
4:0 g 0.000 0
6:0 g 0.000 0
8:0 g 0.000 0
10:0 g 0.000 0
12:0 g 0.000 0
14:0 g 0.000 1
16:0 g 0.032 0
18:0 g 0.008 0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.022 0
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
18:1 undifferentiated g 0.022 0
20:1 g 0.000 0
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.058 0
18:2 undifferentiated g 0.042 0
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.016 0
18:4 g 0.000 0
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
20:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:6 n-3 g 0.000 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0
Phytosterols mg 15 0
Amino acids
Tryptophan g 0.037 4
Threonine g 0.078 4
Isoleucine g 0.132 4
Leucine g 0.175 4
Lysine g 0.166 4
Methionine g 0.034 3
Cystine g 0.017 1
Phenylalanine g 0.117 4
Tyrosine g 0.052 2
Valine g 0.130 4
Arginine g 0.197 2
Histidine g 0.070 2
Alanine g 0.099 1
Aspartic acid g 0.479 1
Glutamic acid g 0.161 1
Glycine g 0.063 1
Serine g 0.033 1