Mung Beans | Certified Organic | 1kg

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Mung Beans are tiny, tender beans that taste slightly sweet and are fantastically simple to use because they can be cooked easily without soaking. The mung bean is also known as green gram or golden gram and is mainly cultivated on the Indian subcontinent. They range in colour from green to yellow to black. They can be sprouted and used as a microgreen or cooked like a regular bean and incorporated into a hearty main dish.


Organic Mung Beans are excellent for fresh sprouts. Soak 1/2-3/4 cup of beans in a jar or bowl of cold water for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse thoroughly. Cover with mesh or cloth. For best results, secure the cloth with an elastic band and place the jar at a 45-degree angle to allow continued draining and airflow. Rinse and drain twice a day. Mung Sprouts will be ready to eat in about two days and can be refrigerated for 2-4 days. To cook Mung beans, pre-soak in cold water for 2-4 hours. Soaked beans can be added directly to soups and hotpots to cook. To pre-cook, drain and place beans in a pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat and cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

Do not add salt while cooking, as this can tough the outer skins of legumes. Cooked Mung beans are delicious in salads, veggie burgers, soups and hot pots. They can also make a delectable paste, often used in Asian cooking, including traditional steamed buns and Moon cakes. Blend cooked beans to a paste, or saut pre-boiled beans in oil for a few minutes. Add a little sugar and water as needed, continuing to saute until it is a paste. Use in recipes as directed, or add the unsweetened paste to soups and stir-fries.


Up to 18 months when stored as above. See Best Before date.