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The Miracle of Mung Beans

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Mung beans are one of the more ubiquitous food staples in Asian cuisine, and are super easy and delicious to prepare at home, in a variety of ways. Also known as Moong beans or green gram, these little beauties are perfectly at home in savoury or sweet dishes, and have been a part of our diet for a long, long time: archaeological digs in Punjab and Haryana indicate that these little green legumes formed a significant part of the diet as far back as 4,500 years, and spread throughout India and become widely cultivated across the continent about 3,500 years ago. Continue »