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Mung Bean Hummus
Don’t know about you but I love hummus! The traditional recipe made of the nutritional chickpeas is probably my most favorite Eastern meal of all!
It is vegan, gluten-free and packed with essential nutrients indispensable for our wellbeing and overall health.
But today I will be sharing a variation which I am sure you are going to love – the mung bean hummus! Yum!
Why Mung beans?
Mung beans are the seeds of the plant Vigna radiata. It is mainly grown in hot and moist regions like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, and Thailand. Although the beans remind us of peas, their core is actually bright yellow rather than green.
This type of legumes is valued and frequently used in the Asian cuisine due to their excellent nutritional and health benefits.
These little beans contain a wide variety of minerals (Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Zinc) and vitamins (Vitamin A, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid (B9), Niacin (B3), Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin K.).
Because of their rich contents, the mung beans can be considered as super food! And it has one more advantage compared to regular beans – they are easily digestible and do not cause flatulence. This is one of the main reasons the traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) pays extra attention to these little beans and recommends them to each dosha type (Pitta, Vata, and Kapha).
Mung beans are also extremely beneficial for vegans and vegetarians. The plant supplies our bodies with many essential proteins and amino acids.
Raw foodists can also safely include this super food in their diet plan. Most legumes (especially white beans) should be thermally processed after sprouting (roasted or boiled). But that does not apply for mung beans – they are completely edible after the germinating process.
Mung beans also do not contain any gluten, so they are perfectly suitable for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Now you can see why I decided to substitute the traditional chickpeas with these precious legumes for our ultra-healthy and yummy mung bean hummus!
So, let’s get to the recipe itself!
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Bon Appetite and stay healthy!