Green Moong Dal or Green Gram, locally known as “Hirvi Moogachi Daal” in Marathi and “Hari Moong Dal” in Hindi belongs to the “Fabaceae” (legume) family. These easy to digest beans are small and cylindrical with bright green skin and a sweet flavor and a soft texture. An integral part of the Indian diet, they are stomach-friendly and easily available either in their sprouted form or their dried form.
Green Moongs are best eaten raw in their sprouted form. While their dried form is used as a whole to prepare dals, curries, parathas, salads, soups, stir-frys. They make a good addition to snacks, dosas, and idlis. You can also use these green beans to make sweet dishes.
Health Benefits of Unpolished Green Moong Dal (मूग डाळ):
Among the various types of beans, the whole moong is adept in taking care of you and your body due to its exceptionally rich nutritional properties that are as follows:
- May Prevent Heat Stroke
- May Lower Bad LDL Cholesterol Levels, Reducing Heart Disease Risk
- May Reduce Blood Pressure
- Aid Digestive Health
- May Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- Promote Weight Loss
Good Source of:
One cup of boiled mung beans contains:
- Calories: 212
- Fat: 0.8 grams
- Fiber: 15.4 grams
- Iron: 16% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Potassium: 15% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1: 22% of the RDI
- Carbohydrates: 38.7 grams
They are also a good source of Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6.