Green Mung Beans (Phaseolus aureus)

Green mung beans (Phaseolus aureus) also known as green grams, and sabat moong. The name mung finds its roots in the Sanskrit ‘mudga.’ Phaseolus aureus is native to India, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years.

Ancient records acknowledge the importance of beans in people’s diets, and document how they were traditionally prepared and eaten.

These beans spread to China, and the familiar bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery are