Mung beans, also known as green adzuki beans, are named for their turquoise color. They have been cultivated in China for more than 2,000 years. Due to its rich nutrition and many uses, Li Shizhen called it "the best of dishes". Mung beans are used for food, vegetables, green manure, and medicine. Seeds and stems are widely eaten. They are the traditional legume food of the Chinese people.
Nutritional content of mung beans
Content (per 100 g)
Content (per 100 g)
The efficacy of mung beans
Antibacterial and bacteriostatic, anti-tumor blood lipid lowering, cholesterol lowering, detoxification, appetite enhancement, liver and kidney protection
How to pick mung beans
Viewing color and lustre: The outer layer of high-quality mung bean is waxy, the particles are full and uniform, rarely broken, insect-free, and free of impurities. Inferior mung beans have a dim color, uneven particle size, poor fullness, more fragmentation, insects, and impurities. Smell the smell: Grab a handful of mung beans, breathe a sigh of warmth to the mung beans, and then immediately smell the smell. High-quality mung beans have a normal clear fragrance without other odors. Slightly off-flavor or mildew odors are inferior mung beans.
How to store mung beans
The bought mung beans will be frozen in the refrigerator for a week and then taken out. Mung beans that can't be eaten in the summer can be stored in plastic pots or plastic bottles, better in the refrigerator, and can be stored until the next summer.
Taboos of mung beans
Mung beans are cold and people with weak spleen and stomach should not eat more. Do not eat mung bean food when taking medication, especially warm supplements, to avoid reducing the efficacy. Uncooked mung bean has a strong fishy smell, and is easy to nausea and vomit after eating.
Mung beans cooking tips
Mung beans should not be overcooked, so as not to damage the organic acids and vitamins, reducing the effectiveness of clearing heat and detoxifying. Mung beans should not be cooked in an iron pan. Mung beans will turn black when cooked in an iron pan; this is because mung beans contain tannic acid, which can react with iron to produce black iron tannate. Mung beans cooked in an iron pan will produce some black iron tannate, so it will turn black.
How to make mung bean soup healthier
If you want to cool off, boil for about 10 minutes and just drink clear soup; If you want to detoxify, you need to boil for a long time. It is best to cook the beans and eat them together.
How to distinguish dyed mung beans
When choosing mung beans, you should not just look at the color, but also pay attention to touch it with your hands, or buy a little, and soak in water for a while at home. If the color of the water quickly becomes dark, you must pay attention to whether the mung beans are stained color.