Mung Beans


Benefits of Mung Beans:
Diabetes II| High cholesterol | Skin | Digestive | Celiac Disease | Osteoporosis | Heart Disease | Anemia | Antioxidants | Inflammation | 
Mung Beans Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 1 cup (100 g)
Nutrients Amounts
Energy 1,452 kJ (347 kcal)
Carbohydrates 62.62 g
Sugars 6.6 g
Dietary fiber 16.3 g
Fat 1.15 g
Protein 23.86 g
Vitamins  
Thiamine (B1) 0.621 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.233 mg
Niacin (B3) 2.251 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.91 mg
Vitamin B6 0.382 mg
Folate (B9) 625 μg
Vitamin C 4.8 mg
Vitamin E 0.51 mg
Vitamin K 9 μg
Minerals  
Calcium 132 mg
Iron 6.74 mg
Magnesium 189 mg
Manganese 1.035 mg
Phosphorus 367 mg
Potassium 1246 mg
Zinc 2.68 mg
Energy 1,452 kJ (347 kcal)
Carbohydrates 62.62 g
Sugars 6.6 g
Dietary fiber 16.3 g
Fat 1.15 g
Protein 23.86 g

Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Health Benefits of Mung Beans:
Heart Disease:
Mung beans have potent antioxidants that help inhibit oxidation of bad cholesterol, LDL, thereby preventing formation of plaque on the arteries. In addition, Mung Beans contain protein fragments or peptides that reduce activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), that constricts the blood vessels and leads to high blood pressure. High magnesium content in Mung beans is also responsible for maintaining a healthy heart.

Diabetes:
Mung Beans have a low glycemic index and are an ideal food to be consumed by diabetic patients. Compounds such as vitexin and isovitexin, present in Mung beans inhibit formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGE).  Glycation Endproducts (AGE) has been shown to be responsible for diabetic complications such as kidney damage and retinal problems.

Cancer:
Research has shown that Mung beans can inhibit liver and cervical cancers by promoting formation of anti-cancer compounds, cytotoxicity. The anti-cancer compounds in turn inhibit cancer cell cycle, and help induce programmed cell death (apoptosis). Dietary content of the grain is also attributed for help prevent several type of cancer like stomach and breast.