Mung Bean Sprouts

According to the sprout people, Mung Bean Sprouts are “The most widely consumed sprout on our planet!” According to The Sproutman Mung Beans “ is by far the most widely sold sprout in the world”

The English word mung is derived from the Hindi word मूंग moong – you may of guessed, yes, the mung bean is native to India. Today it is mainly cultivated in India, China and Southeast Asia.

Mung beans are a plant species in the legume family

 

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NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF MUNG BEAN SPROUTS:

Legumes are a great vegetarian source of protein, among the best protein sources in the plant kingdom actually. Eating more legumes is an alternative to meat for some.

“Mung Bean sprouts are high in calcuim, vitamins A and C, protein, phosphorus, and iron.” (The broccoli sprouts breakthrough )

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUNG BEAN SPROUTS

Sprouting increases bean fiber by 300%.

Beans contain the fibers needed to remove excess cholesterol from the blood stream, lower blood pressure and improve bowel function by cleansing the intestinal tract. It’s fiber content also helps control blood sugar levels as it slows down the release of sugars from carbohydrates making Mung beans good insulin regulators.

Mung bean sprouts contain at least two powerful cancer blocking substances lignans and protease inhibitors. Lignans are known to fight breast and colon cancer. Protease inhibitors are known to prevent normal cells from going cancerous.

Mung beans are virtually fat free, low GI (glycemic index) and low in calories.

Anti-oxidants found in Mung bean sprouts increase energy levels and provide anti-aging benefits for the skin.

 

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HOW TO EAT YOUR ABF MUNG BEAN SPROUTS:

Mung beans are used for various culinary purposes in different cuisines like Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Thai and Japanese. They are juicy and slightly sweet tasting. Add your sprouted Mung beans to salads, wok dishes, soups, dals, spring rolls, open sandwiches and wraps.

Mung beans are one of the smaller sized beans and can be eaten raw as sprouts in larger quantities than the bigger beans. When consumed in large quantities regularly, they should be lightly steamed or blanched for maximum digestibility.

Interestingly the repeated rinsing involved in sprouting beans removes the complex sugars from them, therefore, beans that have been sprouted before cooking will be far less likely to cause flatulence.

THINKING OF YOU & OUR WORLD:

  • All sprouts come in a container made of PLA. This container is 100% compostable so please cut it up and add it to your compost heap.
  • All ABF sprouts are soaked and rinsed in purified water.
  • ABF sprouts contain no added chemicals and seeds used for sprouting are untreated.

REFERENCES:

The Broccoli Sprouts Break through – Deborah R. Mitchell

Sprouts the Miracle Food – Steve Meyerowitz

Sprouts & Sprouting – Valerie Cupillard

http://www.greenvalu.ie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mung_bean#cite_note-brief-4

http://sproutpeople.org/mung-bean-sprouts/#tab

 

 

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