Mung Bean- A Wholesome Food For Life

Mung Bean- A Wholesome Food For Life


Mung beans, also known as Whole Green Gram, are considered as one of the most cherished food in ancient Indian history. Over the years, it has been a traditional form of medicine and the most nutritionist sprout. It also helps to detox the body, reduce acne, aids weight loss, cleanses toxins from within and much more. 

According to Ayurveda, Mung beans are Pitta Nash specially tridosh shamak, Jwara Nashak, Aam Pachan (digesting the sticky mucous), low in fat, helps to remove swelling, contains high protein and is highly recommended in chronic illness because it is easy to digest. 

It is also beneficial in age-related chronic diseases which include diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, herpes, skin diseases, gastritis and obesity. Mung beans are a high source of nutrients including manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins.


Nutritional facts of one cup cooked mung (as per RDA)

  • 212 calories
  • 14 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of fibre
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 4 grams of sugar
  • 321 micrograms of folate (100%)
  • 97 milligrams of magnesium (36%)
  • 0.33 milligrams of vitamin B1 thiamine (36%)
  • 0.6 milligrams of manganese (33%)
  • 7 milligrams of zinc (24%)
  • 0.8 milligrams of vitamin B5 pantothenic acid (8%)
  • 0.13 milligrams of vitamin B6 (11%)
  • 55 milligrams of calcium (5%)


Benefits of Mung Bean


Top 8 Benefits of mung bean

  1. Boost Immunity and Protect Against Infections and Viruses
  2. Help Lower High Blood Pressure
  3. High Antioxidant Levels May Reduce Chronic Disease Risk
  4. High Source of Vitamins, Minerals and Protein
  5. Fight Obesity and Help with Weight Loss
  6. Help Decrease PMS Symptoms
  7. Help Lower High Cholesterol Levels and Protect Against Heart Disease
  8. Versatile and Easy to Add to Your Diet


To conclude, Ayurveda experts always recommend Mung bean diet to keep your health in check and maintain a balanced lifestyle. It is because of its never-ending benefits and biological activities which includes antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, lipid metabolism, antihypertensive and antitumor effects. 


Mung bean is one of the most versatile beans. Try these mung bean recipes - 

Healthy homemade soup:

Moong dosa recipe:

Moong chaat recipe:


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Author of the Blog: Dr. Ramchandra Konduskar

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd


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