Mung bean: Benefits and uses

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At normal times and when there is a fast, people try to find recipes for dishes to diversify the menu. Mung beans are sold in most supermarkets and health food stores, but not known to many.

Mung bean, as mung is sometimes called, is an ancient legume that originally grew in India and Pakistan. Now mash is known in other countries. Basically, this cereal is used in the national cuisine of Asia. Outwardly, these are small oval green peas.

Mung beans as a source of protein
Mung contains a significant amount of protein, which is almost completely absorbed by the body. As well as fiber, vitamins and slow carbohydrates that give a feeling of satiety. Because of this, mung is valued among vegetarians and fasting people.

Healthy cholesterol
Mash lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Compared to other legumes, this cereal does not lead to bloating. Mash has practically no contraindications. She is even fed to children from 6 months in the form of a thin puree. It also normalizes body temperature and protects against heat stroke, which is important for residents of hot countries.

Mung bean: Benefits and uses

Top view of a brown bowl filled with mung beans shot on rustic wood table. A wooden spoon is beside the bowl with some beans on it. DSRL studio photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mk II and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Mung bean and its use in cooking
Mung beans have a nutty flavor and are added to both vegetarian and meat soups. Mash is combined with chicken, lamb, beef and pork. It is used to prepare salads, which also add germinated grains. Mash is often used as a filling for pies.

In Asian countries, the so-called glass noodles are prepared from mung bean flour. It is added to ice cream and lollipops, since mung bean has a gelling effect. In Central Asian countries, they love vegetarian pilaf made from mung beans, carrots, onions, vegetable oil and spices. You can make soup-puree, meatballs and even sweet porridge – for this add coconut milk, sugar and ginger.

Use in cosmetology
Mush gruel relieves acne, blackheads and abrasions.
Mung bean masks nourish the skin, remove wrinkles, give the skin a fresh look.
With regular use, mung bean rejuvenates the body.
Stay healthy, eat healthy and don’t forget to try mung bean.