Green Grams, Its Nutritional and Medicinal Value and Health Benifits

Green grams, however, they are also famous with various other names like golden gram and Mung beans.
Mung bean is a powerful anti-aging agent. Copper, reduces the presence of wrinkles, age spots and age lines from the skin easily, is the secret behind mung bean’s anti-aging property. Use of mung bean as a scrub is also a good option. It is very easy to make a natural  face pack using mung beans at home. Mung beans are natural sources of Vitamin K and can help your body in times of injury to stop bleeding quickly. Eating a potassium-rich diet helps lower blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium.  One cup of cooked green gram contains 537 milligrams of potassium.  Iron deficiency affects 80 percent of the world's population, according to the World Health Organization. Women and children have the greatest need for iron and are at the most vulnerable for deficiency. Not getting enough iron in the diet due to lack of knowledge is one of the reason for deficiency . As a source of iron, green gram can help you to meet your daily iron needs. A 1-cup serving contains 2.83 milligrams iron, which is more than 3 ounces of dark meat of turkey. Combining your green gram with a vitamin C-rich food, such as peppers, helps to increase iron absorption.

 A very famous ancient Chinese doctor, Li Shi Zhen (1518-1593) described in his book, Ben Cao Gang Mu that “mung beans are highly recommended not only as a rich source of nutrients but also as a medicine”.
Today, we know that mung beans are low in calories and rich in fiber. They also contain vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.

Mature seeds, raw nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy1,452 kJ (347 kcal). Carbohydrates 62.62gm. Protein23.86gm. Fat 1.15gm. Dietary fiber 16.3 gm.
Vitamins- Thiamine (B1)0.621 mg. Riboflavin (B2)0.233 mg. Niacin (B3)2.251 mg. Pantothenic acid (B5)
1.91 mg. Vitamin ( B6 )0.382 mg. Folate (B9)625 μg. Vitamin C4.8 mg. Vitamin E0.51 mg. Vitamin K9 μg.
Minerals-  Calcium 132 mg.  Magnesium 189 mg. Manganese1.035 mg. Phosphorus367 mg.
Potassium 1246 mg.  Copper 0.16 mg, Zinc 2.68 mg.and Iron 6.74 mg.

Health Benefits- 

Clear toxins from the body.
*  The proteins, tannin's and flavonoids in mung beans are also considered to be effective for binding to and clearing pesticides and heavy metals like mercury and lead from the body.
* Mung beans nutrition has a significant anti-diabetic effect and can naturally help to prevent  diabetes.
* It helps to lower cholesterol and protects heart disease.

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