Green Gram (Moong beans)

The Green Gram or moong bean (also known as mung or golden gram) is the seed of Vigna radiata. It is one of the major pulse crop in India.

Moong bean is the seed of Vigna radiate, which is native to India. The beans are small, ovoid in shape, and green in colour. They are generally eaten either whole (with or without skins) or as bean sprouts, either in raw, soaked or boiled form. Moong beans are used to make salads, soups, curries, and other delicacies.

Green grams provide the protein requirement of the vegetarian population of the country. It is a protein well-off, staple food. It contains about 25 percent protein, which is almost three times that of cereals. It is consumed in the form of the split pulse as well as a whole pulse.