mung beans

Mung bean guide: benefits, nutrition, protein & calories

  Amount % of RDA*
Calories 347kcal 17.4%
Protein 24g 48%
Carbs 63g 24.2%
Fat 1.2g 1.7%
Sugar 6.6g 7.3%
Fibre 16g 53.3%
Iron 6.74mg 37%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.23mg 18%

Thiamine (B2)

0.62mg 52%
Niacin (B3) 2.251mg 14%
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.91mg 38%
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 29%
Copper 0.941mg 105%
Magnesium 189mg 47%
Manganese 1.035mg 45%
Phosphorus 367mg 52%
Potassium 1,246mg 27%
Zinc 2.68mg 24%


Mung bean curry recipe

Whether you like a spicy Indian-style curry or a coconutty Thai curry, mung beans make a tasty replacement for protein sources, such as meat, fish and lentils.


Try swapping the lentils in this recipe with re-hydrated mung beans for a tasty, creamy and nutritious Aubergine daal with coconut curry.

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Mung bean curry recipe

Mung bean herb fritters recipe

Another popular way to cook with mung beans is by making these tasty herb fritters.

Mung bean herb fritters recipe

How to prepare dried mung beans for sprouting

Another popular – and even more nutritious – way to enjoy mung beans is to sprout them.

How to prepare dried mung beans for sprouting


Bhupesh Panchal,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.