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Mung bean sprouts

What are mung bean sprouts?

About the ingredient mung bean sprouts. Including 245 recipes with mung bean sprouts, nutrition data, and where to find it.



A popular Asian vegetable are the pale tender shoots of the soya, mung or curd bean is an important, if not essential, ingredient in chop suey, chow mein, egg rolls, Chinese and Asian dishes.

Westerners also enjoy their texture and bland flavor in salads, stews, and soups.

They are available canned and may be found fresh in oriental markets, many health food stores, and supermarkets.

They are also easy to sprout at home.

Sprouts from the mung bean are the most familiar, but adzuki beans, chick-peas, lentils, soybeans, and all the familiar dried beans such as navy, kidney, lima, and even whole dried beans can be sprouted.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup (35g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 42Calories from Fat 21
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars ~
Protein 4.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Mung bean sprouts are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mung bean sprouts are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do mung bean sprouts weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup 35
10 sprouts 10

In Chinese:绿豆芽
British (UK) term: Mung bean sprouts
en français:germes de haricot mungo
en español:mung brotes de soja

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