mung beans (moong)

Hindi terms: moong
English terms: green gram, mung bean
Other terms: maash
mung bean (Wikipedia)

Mung bean
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Mung beans
Mung bean (Vigna radiata) Dired open Pod in Hong Kong.JPG
Dried and opened mung bean pod
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vigna
Species:
V. radiata
Binomial name
Vigna radiata
(L.) R. Wilczek
Synonyms
  • Azukia radiata (L.) Ohwi
  • Phaseolus abyssinicus Savi
  • Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
  • Phaseolus aureus Wall.
  • Phaseolus aureus Zuccagni
  • Phaseolus chanetii (H.Lev.) H.Lev.
  • Phaseolus hirtus Retz.
  • Phaseolus novo-guineense Baker f.
  • Phaseolus radiatus L.
  • Phaseolus setulosus Dalzell
  • Phaseolus sublobatus Roxb.
  • Phaseolus trinervius Wight & Arn.
  • Pueraria chanetii H.Lev.
  • Rudua aurea (Roxb.) F.Maek.
  • Rudua aurea (Roxb.) Maekawa
  • Vigna brachycarpa Kurz
  • Vigna opistricha A.Rich.
  • Vigna perrieriana R.Vig.
  • Vigna sublobata (Roxb.) Babu & S.K.Sharma
  • Vigna sublobata (Roxb.) Bairig. & al.
Vigna radiata - MHNT
Mature seeds, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy1,452 kJ (347 kcal)
62.62 g
Sugars6.6 g
Dietary fiber16.3 g
1.15 g
23.86 g
VitaminsQuantity %DV
Thiamine (B1)
54%
0.621 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
19%
0.233 mg
Niacin (B3)
15%
2.251 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
38%
1.91 mg
Vitamin B6
29%
0.382 mg
Folate (B9)
156%
625 μg
Vitamin C
6%
4.8 mg
Vitamin E
3%
0.51 mg
Vitamin K
9%
9 μg
MineralsQuantity %DV
Calcium
13%
132 mg
Iron
52%
6.74 mg
Magnesium
53%
189 mg
Manganese
49%
1.035 mg
Phosphorus
52%
367 mg
Potassium
27%
1246 mg
Zinc
28%
2.68 mg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Mature seeds, sprouted, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy126 kJ (30 kcal)
5.94 g
Sugars4.13 g
Dietary fiber1.8 g
0.18 g
3.04 g
VitaminsQuantity %DV
Thiamine (B1)
7%
0.084 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
10%
0.124 mg
Niacin (B3)
5%
0.749 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
8%
0.38 mg
Vitamin B6
7%
0.088 mg
Folate (B9)
15%
61 μg
Vitamin C
16%
13.2 mg
Vitamin E
1%
0.1 mg
Vitamin K
31%
33 μg
MineralsQuantity %DV
Calcium
1%
13 mg
Iron
7%
0.91 mg
Magnesium
6%
21 mg
Manganese
9%
0.188 mg
Phosphorus
8%
54 mg
Potassium
3%
149 mg
Zinc
4%
0.41 mg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Boiled mung beans
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy441 kJ (105 kcal)
19.15 g
Sugars2 g
Dietary fiber7.6 g
0.38 g
7.02 g
VitaminsQuantity %DV
Thiamine (B1)
14%
0.164 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
5%
0.061 mg
Niacin (B3)
4%
0.577 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
8%
0.41 mg
Vitamin B6
5%
0.067 mg
Folate (B9)
40%
159 μg
Vitamin C
1%
1 mg
Vitamin E
1%
0.15 mg
Vitamin K
3%
2.7 μg
MineralsQuantity %DV
Calcium
3%
27 mg
Iron
11%
1.4 mg
Magnesium
14%
48 mg
Manganese
14%
0.298 mg
Phosphorus
14%
99 mg
Potassium
6%
266 mg
Zinc
9%
0.84 mg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the green gram, maash (Persian: ماش‎), or moong (from Sanskrit: मुद्ग, romanizedmudga), is a plant species in the legume family. The mung bean is mainly cultivated in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It is used as an ingredient in both savoury and sweet dishes.