Mung beans are delicious, versatile and easy to add to your diet.They can be used in place of most other beans in dishes like curries, salads and soups. These beans have a slightly sweet taste and are often made into a paste in Asian desserts. Though they have amazing benefits, very few people actually know about the humble mung bean.
10 Health Benefits of Mung Bean
- Mung beans are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- High Antioxidant Levels May Reduce Chronic Disease Risk.
- Antioxidants Vitexin and Isovitexin May Prevent Heat Stroke.
- May Lower “Bad” LDL Cholesterol Levels, Reducing Heart Disease Risk.
- Rich in Potassium, Magnesium and Fiber, Which May Reduce Blood Pressure.
- Fiber and Resistant Starch in Mung Beans May Aid Digestive Health.
- Nutrient Composition May Lower Blood Sugar Levels.
- May Promote Weight Loss By Suppressing Hunger and raising fullness hormones.
- Folate in mung beans can support a healthy pregnancy.
- Versatile and easy to add to your diet.
Here’s an awesome Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean curry recipe for you to try.
Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry
- 200g dried mung beans soaked overnight and drained
- 300g broccoli florets
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil for frying
- 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled (you may want to use less
- Knorr Chakalaka Soup
- 1tsp ground tumeric
- 400ml tin light coconut milk
- Fresh coriander to serve
- Red chilli sliced to serve
- 1 lime juiced to serve
- Place the mung beans in a saucepan and add 1 cup water and bring to the boil
- Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes under tender. Drain
- Toss the broccoli in the sunflower oil. Knorrr Chakalaka Soup and tumeric powder
- Heat the frying pan to high heat and add the broccoli. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until just browned.
- Add the mung beans and coconut milk and stir well. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked.
- Serve garnished with fresh coriander and steamed rice on the side.
NOTE : The mung bean may sprout overnight – they are still perfectly good to use. In fact they are more easily digested this way and absorb flavour better due to the husk being cracked open.
NOTE 2 : This Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry Recipe is courtesy of KNORR in asscoiation with the Plate of the Nation campaign
Leave a comment letting me know if you have tried mung bean before and what you thought of it. Hope you enjoy your Spicy Broccoli and Mung Bean Curry.