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Green Gram

Also Known As : Moong dal, Mung dal
Technical Name : Vigna radiata


Taste Profile

It has a mild aroma and sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Green Gram should be stored in an airtight container, in a dry cool place.
  2. Green gram has a soft base, hence it doesn’t take long to be cooked.
  3. There are many mouth-watering desserts and savory that cannot be missed. Some such recipes are moong dal halwa, moong dal khichadi, moong dal cheela, moong dal payasam, moong dal dosa, etc.
  4. With such nutritional value and flavour, it is highly recommendable to include it in one's diet, but in a regulated manner.

Common names and forms

  1. Green Gram (Moong)
  2. Green Gram Dal
  3. Green Gram Split
  4. Green Gram Splits
  5. Green Lentil
  6. Green moong
  7. Green Moong Dal
  8. Green Moong dal (Whole)
  9. Green Moong Split
  10. Green Moong Split Chilka
  11. Green Moong Whole
  12. Green Mung Dal
  13. Green Split Gram
  14. Moong Beans
  15. Moong Chilka
  16. Moong Dal Green Split
  17. Moong Dal Whole
  18. Moong Green Split
  19. Moong Green Whole
  20. Moong Pulse
  21. Moong Sabut
  22. Moong Whole
  23. Organic Green Gram
  24. Organic Green Gram Split
  25. Organic Moong Whole (Green Gram)
  26. Organic Whole Green Gram
  27. Split Green Gram
  28. Split green moong dal
  29. Unpolished Desi Moong Dal (Chilka)
  30. Unpolished Moong Dal
  31. Whole Green Gram
  32. Whole green moong daal
  33. Whole moong


Green gram alternatively known as moong dal/mung dal is a native to the Indian subcontinent that happens to be the offshoot of the Vigna Radiata. They are generally small, round olive green beans that has a soft texture and sweet flavour. Moong dal is a type of pulse that is edible in nature of the legume family. Likewise, all other pulses, moong is also nutritionally balanced. They contain various nutrients like vitamins, minerals, which makes them an excellent source of that could be included in one’s diet. Their cultivation runs down since the ancient past, and with that relativity, it got spread to the neighbouring country China and other Southeast Asian countries. Green grams are highly used in Indian cuisine.

Health benefits

  • Fights obesity: Since it's high in fibre and protein, its regular intake keeps the stomach filled, that perhaps cuts down the frequent urge of hunger, thereby initially helps in weight loss.(1)
  • Controls cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases: It prevents oxidation of Low-Density Lipoprotein, and thus keeps the arteries clear and improves blood circulation. Moong beans also prevents the deposition of plaque, which in return reduces the risk of cardiac arrest.(1)
  • Improves skin health: Green gram improves skin naturally. The presence of copper in the moong beans adds shine and radiance to the skin. It can be applied externally.(1)

Selection Guide

At the time of purchase, you can choose to buy the loose ones as it is easy to access the quality. It should not contain lots of pebbles or stones, rather it should be clean and green in colour. Moreover, if you are going for the packaged one, always take a keen glance at the back label.


It is a stated principle that anything in too much is not good. Though green beans are not known to trigger any adverse effect on health, as it contains oxalate, which is naturally found in plants, animals, and humans. Thus, when these oxalates accumulate, they hamper the absorption of calcium in the body. People with kidney and gall bladder problems should avoid its intake.(2)

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