Now Foods, Mung Beans, 16 oz (454 g)
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- Pure. Natural. Real.
- For Cooking or Sprouting
- Excellent Source of Fiber and Protein
- Same Great NOW Taste. Brand New Look!
- Naturally Nutritious & Wholesome
- Vegetarian/Vegan Product
Mung Beans are one of the most popular sprouting products in use today. NOW Real Food Mung Beans are an excellent source of fiber and protein, making them a good meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans. Mung Beans have a mildly sweet flavor and are widely used in Asian cuisine.
Because you are what you eat, NOW Real Food has been committed to providing delicious, healthy, natural and organic foods since 1968. We're independent, family owned, and proud of it. Keep it natural. Keep it real.
Place two tablespoons of seeds in a sprouting jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. Rinse seeds and drain twice daily, store in low humidity without direct sunlight. About the fourth day, place rinsed sprout jar in indirect sunlight to develop green chlorophyll leaves.
Note: We recommend adding 1/4 tsp NOW Real Food Citric Acid Powder to each rinse cycle as a preservative against spoilage. Sprouting at temperatures above 80° F and humidity of 70% may be impossible.
Mung beans [96% germination, 1% hard seed] [99.97% pure seed, 0.03% inert matter, 0.00% other crop, 0.00% weed seeds].
|Serving Size: 1/4 cup raw (50 g)|
|Servings Per Container: about 9|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Total Fat||0.5 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||31 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber||8 g||32%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
HEY! These are surprisingly good! I bought these for healthy nutrition, but boy was I surprised when they tasted so good! I actually originally bought them to sprout, but then I learned that under my Protein Metabolic Type, sprouted beans and seeds are really not the best for me, so I decided to soak and cook them instead (using them this way is good for me). Apparently, sprouting them must leave them in too high of a carbohydrate stage for a Protein Type person, whereas cooking them pushes them into the protein realm. Anyway, I soaked them overnight and cooked them as a side at the next evening's dinner, just like you would with any other dried beans. After cooking and draining, I added some coconut oil and some Klamath Miracle Krystal salt (himalayan salt), and both my husband and I thought they were just delicious. They had an obviously milder and more pleasant flavor than all other dried beans or peas that I have cooked before. I'm looking forward to cooking these as sides with dinner occasionally from now on!
Tasty addition to salads
Posted by Reviewer1928956 on Jan 22, 2016
I like a lot of crunch in salads, and mung sprouts are easy to grow and crunchy to use. They add nutrition to my dinner, too. Can't beat 'em. Good stuff, just like the rest of NOW products.
Posted by 5194252122522692668 on Aug 19, 2014
Easy to use
Posted by 4771393685129604012 on Jul 01, 2014
My wife uses these for sprouting and so far she can't stop saying good things about how lovely the process is.
good fresh beans.
Posted by 5012605185043999151 on Feb 19, 2014
So far I have gotten 100% of the mung beans to sprout. Very pleased.