Native to India but widely grown in Asian countries today, the mung bean is a powerful health resource. Historically, it has been used as traditional medicine for detoxification and ailments such as heat stroke. Its nutritional value is just as strong today, containing high antioxidant levels. Research shows they may even reduce the risk of certain chronic illnesses.
Fun fact: There is a strong myth that long ago in India, there was a man who lived on mung beans, rice and yogurt. They say he was a radiant light, just from the food he ate, and people would come from all over to be healed by him, gaining mung beans the nickname “food of the angels.” Pass the mung beans, please.