Moong/Mung or green gram are small, round, olive-green coloured legumes with a sweet flavour. They are one of the healthiest sources of plant protein and are found in different forms like whole, split, de-husked (yellow) and ground. It is native to Asia and the US, and are extremely versatile. The mild, earthy flavour of the green moong can be enhanced using a myriad of ingredients to cook delicacies like dal, khichdi, dosa, handvo, chilla, fritters etc.
Mung is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. It is particularly important for pregnant women to have enough foliate. Mung is rich in antioxidants, proteins and fibers as well as being low in fat which helps to maintain a healthy body.
Alternative Names: Mung Dal, Green Gram Dal, Split and dehusked Mung Beans, Yellow Lentils