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Sprouted Green Gram

Also Known As : Sprouted moong, Moong beans
Technical Name : Vigna radiata


Taste Profile

It has a sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Soak mung beans in dechlorinated water and avoid exposing the sprouting jar to bright jar to avoid bitter-tasting sprouts.
  2. Sprouted green gram can be refrigerator and should be used within two days. Sprouted green gram can be added to salads, vegetables, curries and rice dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. For filling - Moong Daal Sprouts
  2. Sprouted moong bean


Sprouted green gram is obtained by a natural process in which seeds germinate and put out shoots. Process involves overnight soaking of beans and then draining the remaining water from the soaked beans. Once soaked, there are two methods of sprouting. First, the soaked mung beans can be transferred to a clean cotton or muslin cloth and tied a cloth. It is then kept in a container and covered with a cloth or messed plate. Second, soaked mung beans can be transferred to a box, glass jar or container and covered with a cloth or a mess. They are then left undisturbed in a warm, dark place until they sprout. They may sprout within hours or take as much as a day or two, it depends upon the temperature. Sprouted Green Gram is a great addition to salads. Sprouting enriches the nutrition and makes it easily digestible.

Health benefits

  • Sprouted green gram is a good source of protein which helps in cell growth and maintenance and helps in building strong bones.(1)
  • It contains high fiber content which helps in weight loss by keeping the stomach full for long hours.(1)
  • The high content of iron present in sprouted green gram helps to relieve the symptoms of anemia by building hemoglobin levels.(1)
  • Sprouted green gram is a great source of antioxidants as well which can help neutralize the effect of free radicals in the body.(1)
  • It contains potassium and magnesium which may help to maintain blood pressure and normal heart rate.(1)

Selection Guide

If buying readymade sprouted green gram, look for plump, crisp sprouts that are not slimy, limp or stringy. To avoid bitter taste, use organic green gram.


Sprouted green gram that is unclean and is not sprouted properly may cause food poisoning. It can be allergic to some people and may cause eczema, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.(2)

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