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Mung Beans

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Mung Beans

Use to grow delicious  bean shoots (sprouts) or as a short sprout. Bean sprouts should be grown in the dark to prevent bitterness.

  • Days to Sprout: Sprouts 2-3; Shoots 6-7
  • Soak Time: 6-8 hours
  • Yield: 1/2 cup of dry seed yeilds 2.5 cups of sprouts
  • Storage: Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you’d like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they’ll last even longer!

Sprouting Directions 

Soak: Put approximately 1/4 cup seed in a wide mouth jar with a sprouting lid. Add water, swirl, and drain. Refill jar with water and soak 6-12 hours. Drain well and invert jar at an angle on a sprouting rack, or in a bowl or drain rack.

Rinse: Twice a day, refill jar with cold water, swirl, and drain.

Enjoy! Ready to eat in (2-3) days. Refrigerate to store.

Grow Bean Shoots!

Soak. Using a tray with drainage holes, rinse enough seed to cover the bottom of the tray. Soak the seed for 4-12 hours. Drain, rinse and drain holding at an angle to remove excess water. Spread the seed evenly on the bottom of the tray and cover with a lid top and bottom or put in plastic bag. Place in a dark area such as a pantry. (Bean shoots will be bitter if grown in the light.)
TIP: If you want very tall, straight bean shoots you can place a weight on top of the tray, such as an lid with a bag of seed or heavy jar.

Rinse. Rinse with water twice a day, using either a gentle flow from a tap or dipping in a sink. Drain.
TIP: Bean shoots love water and can be rinsed 3 or more times a day if you have the time.

Typically, bean shoots are harvested at 6-7 days. Harvest before the next expected rinse so the shoots are dry.

Chinese physicians knew about mung bean sprouts and were prescribing them for the healing of many disorders over 5, 000 years ago.Green mung bean soup has been used by grandmothers for thousands of years in kitchens across Asia as a healing medicine.

Mung beans are rich in vitamins and minerals.One cup (7 ounces or 202 grams) of cooked mung beans contains:Calories: 212Fat: 0.8 gramsProtein: 14.2 gramsCarbs: 38.7 gramsFiber: 15.4 gramsFolate (B9): 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)Manganese: 30% of the RDIMagnesium: 24% of the RDIVitamin B1: 22% of the RDIPhosphorus: 20% of the RDIIron: 16% of the RDICopper: 16% of the RDIPotassium: 15% of the RDIZinc: 11% of the RDIVitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 and selenium(Source: Nutrition Data Source)It's important to note that sprouted mung beans contain fewer calories and more antioxidants than unsprouted ones:"Remarkable studies have been demonstrated, showing the enhancement of metabolites in mung bean during the sprouting process, which possesses various health benefiting bioactive compounds. These compounds have been frequently attributed to their antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, anti-hyperlipidemic and antihypertensive effect, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer, anti-tumor and anti-mutagenic properties. In this critical review, we aimed to study the insight of the nutritional compositions, phytochemistry, and health-promoting effects of mung bean and its sprouts. The various curative potential of mung bean provides successive preclinical outcomes in the field of drug discovery and this review strongly recommends that mung bean is an excellent nutritive legume, which modulates or prevents chronic degenerative diseases."(Source: Food Science and Human Wellness, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 11-33, A critical review on phytochemical profile and health promoting effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata), Kumar Ganesan, Baojun Xu, beans are one of the best plant sources of protein, and sprouting increases the protein digestibility. Source: Food Chemistry, Volume 89, Issue 4, March 2005, Pages 489-495, Nutritional composition and antinutritional factors of mung bean seeds (Phaseolus aureus) as affected by some home traditional processes, A.E. Mubarak)"Mung beans contain many healthy antioxidants, including phenolic acids, flavonoids, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid and more.Antioxidants help neutralize potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals.In high amounts, free radicals can interact with cellular components and wreak havoc. This damage is linked to chronic inflammation, heart disease, cancers and other diseases.Test-tube studies have found that antioxidants from mung beans can neutralize free radical damage linked to cancer growth in lung and stomach cells.Interestingly, sprouted mung beans appear to have a more impressive antioxidant profile and may contain as much as six times more antioxidants than regular mung beans."(Source:, 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Mung Beans)Animal studies have shown that mung beans may reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol, thereby reducing heart disease risk: "Fermented mung bean was found to reduce the level of serum lipid and liver enzyme profiles of hypercholesterolemic mice. Furthermore, liver antioxidant and nitric oxide levels were also significantly restored by fermented mung bean in a dosage dependent manner. The gene expression study indicated that Apoe and Bcl2a1a were upregulated while Npy and Vwf expressions were downregulated after the treatment. The effects of fermented mung bean were greater than nonfermented mung bean. These results indicated that fermented mung bean possessed antioxidants that lead to its hypolipidemic effect on hypercholesterolemic mice."(Source: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2015;2015:508029., doi: 10.1155/2015/508029. Epub 2015 May 17. In Vivo Antioxidant and Hypolipidemic Effects of Fermented Mung Bean on Hypercholesterolemic Mice)Mung beans may promote weight loss by raising fullness hormones:  "Mung beans are high in fiber and protein, which can help you lose weight.Studies have shown that fiber and protein can suppress hunger hormones, such as ghrelin.What’s more, additional studies have found that both nutrients can encourage the release of hormones that make you feel full like peptide YY, GLP-1 and cholecystokinin.By curbing your appetite, they may help slash your calorie intake, which aids weight loss.In fact, a review of nine studies found that people felt an average 31% fuller after eating legumes like beans than after eating other staple foods like pasta and bread."(Source:, 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Mung Beans)

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  1. Bathory

    Awesome in salads or sandwich


    Since I live on my boat in BC, the seeds that do best are those with ‘large’ sizes like mung beans. I have found the seeds from Mumms to sprout very well. Some of my seed is a year old (from my storage area) and yet it also sprouts like it was new that year. I add the sprouts to every level of my diet – salads, soups, stir frys. The beauty of sprouting is its provision of fresh healthy food. MUMMS is a great value – the choice is excellant.

  3. Attakat

    easy to grow, and yummy to eat


    I live on a boat and try not to eat meat. I don’t have refrigeration either. Sprouting is a life saver. From experience, sprouting the larger seeds like mung or spring wheat is the best. The green lentils were out when I ordered but they are fabulous. My last order weighed lots! But the folks at Mumms paid the postage. Extraordinary. Takes my breath away. Awesome seeds and impeccable service from our friends out east of us. Kudos – Merci.

  5. Annie

    I was surprised at how easy it is to sprout the beans, they were very tasty and crunchy. I’ve still yet to sprout my brocolli and kale sprouts. I’m sure they will be as easy to grow and as tasty as the Ming beans. I will definitely be ordering again.

  6. Edonalds

    This is our favorite of all the beans. They are ready to use in five to six days. We use them in a large pan with slices of red, yellow, and orange peppers and slices of onion – delicious!!

  7. Foodie22

    I have used the smaller sprouts like alfalfa and red clover for years, but when I discovered the crunch of these larger seeds, they immediately became my favourites! And the are ready in just a day or two…

  8. Brittney

    I will buy them again!

  9. SLPT

    Easy to grow (keep in dark for best flavour). Tasty. Crunchy. Nutritious. Wonderful addition to salads, stir fry, or a handful sprinkled with a little seasoning makes a great quick snack. Been growing these from Mumms for several years – always great quality.

  10. Marie-Claude

    These beans are excellent! They grow very well, are crisp, juicy and very tasty.
    They are the favorites of my family, including my children!

  11. Pam

    Recently received an order of mung beans. Wish they were from Canada or USA, but they sprouted just fine! No problems! Your seeds have always been excellent and I am very happy with your service! Thanks guys!!!

  12. Pamela

    Recently received an order of mung beans. Wish they were from Canada or USA, but they sprouted just fine! No problems! Your seeds have always been excellent and I am very happy with your service! Thanks guys!!!

  13. Francis

    All seeds are very good, only issue is your prices seem to have doubled from 1 year ago, I think it’s still worthwhile for health, but would be good to justify the large increase in pricing


  14. GasBayBye

    This is my third order of Mung Beans and all have almost 100 percentage of sprouts. They are generally ready in 4-5 days, and work great in my recipes.

  15. Mira

    Was using only small seeds for a while and then after I have read some reviews I decided to try mung beans also…they are great…my kitchen is around 20 Celsius so its not really warm or hot so it took about week to get them properly sprouted …very crunchy and tasty….happy with purchase…will definitely buy again

  16. Health in the kitchen

    I bought the mung beans. They sprout so quickly and we just keep them going to add to salads. Super healthy.

  17. Sean

    Excellent product

  18. Still Dancer

    My first time order from Mumm’s and a great experience! Free shipping or orders over $25 is fabulous. Best price and best mung bean I have found. And I have tried many. I love mung beans and I sprout them in the same jar with the french green lentils. They sprout fast too!

  19. T.M.

    Store bought mung bean sprouts tend to be past their shelf life and best quality upon purchase and must be used promptly. Therefore we looked around for a good source of mung beans and found Mumm’s. What luck. Quality is excellent. The beans are ready to eat in five days. I sprout a half cup of beans in a half gallon jar. We take a third and make a simple stir fry with sprouts, onion and garlic, leaving the rest in the jar to continue growing. I read that home made sprouts will not grow as long or thick as store bought sprouts. This is not the case with Mumm’s seed. What a happy find.

  20. Suzy

    I love these for salads or my own home made stir fry. Way better than store bought and so easy to sprout. I have the sprouting trays from Mumms.

  21. Gords good sprouts

    Sprouts well and grows fast. This is a staple in my grow op.

  22. Noerdax

    I followed the indication on the packaging and they sprouted really quickly and grew fast. I’ve just harvested/eaten my first batch, They tasted great and I had to show a lot of self control to keep some for my significant other. I immediately started 2 new batch and I’m thinking of starting new batch every second day to keep some ready to eat on hand.

  23. Kelly Bischoff

    5 I add this one to my Asian blend and it’s incredible

  24. Sherri

    I love mung bean sprouts and have always bought those white yellow looking things in the stores or bought the mung beans in bulk stores where I could find them. I preferred the store bought ONLY because they looked nicer then my spindly sprouts. But a month ago, Mumm’s showed me how to sprout them so they look and taste good (mine were always bitter and spindly before) , I have been sprouting them with nice color, straight and most important the best tasting sprouts ever! I bought 1 kg to start a few weeks ago and now I going to order the largest bag they have! Best flavour and quality in a mung bean that I have ever seen anywhere.

  25. Yolie

    5 stars for flavour and near 100 % germination

  26. RMD51

    I only grow long mung bean sprouts. If you use a jar long sprouts tend to curl so for long straight sprouts a tray works best. I use a machine like the Freshlife (with a 2nd tray on top) but other tray sprouters work well. A timer turns my machine on 4 times a days 1hr each time. After 2-3 days adding weight (small stones in a laundry bag) on the top tray makes the sprouts thicker. After 5-6 days they are ready. I dump the tray with sprouts attached gently into the sink, trim off all the long roots that are poking through the tray slots and eat the roots on the spot. You’re left with beautiful long sprouts. The tradition Korean mung bean salad is very good. Blanch sprouts for a couple minutes, drain, dry, add sesame oil & seeds, soy sauce, chives/green onion (option – dried peanut powder, fish sauce, garlic, vinegar, chili flakes, salt etc). Also good in scrambled eggs, Chinese food etc

  27. Chris

    What I like is that it groes rapidly.

  28. Healthy biker

    The seeds are great, but I grew a 10 x 20 tray for me and my son, and grew too much. Used it for a bunch of stir-fry’s, Pho soup, salads and even gave some away, but sadly couldn’t eat them all before they turned. Nice quality seeds.

  29. dottyw

    We have been buying mung been and other sprouts from mumm’s for at least 5 years, they never disappoint. Easy ordering process, quick delivery ( usually free because we order a variety once a year) and consistent good quality. I stopped sprouting individually and sprout 1-2 tablespoon of mung beens, fenugreek seeds, alfalfa seeds, and perhaps radish seeds together. They are ready for consumption in ca 4-5 days.

  30. George

    Very good product. Sprout is very long.

  31. Sprouts Lover

    Very happy to receive my orders in a well packed box.
    Can not wait to start to grow the mung beans right away.
    Was excited to see the little sprouts coming out of the beans in day 2 with a healthy appearence.
    Looking forward to have a good harvest in a few days.
    I love bean sprouts in my cooking. These are good quality mung beans easy for sprouting. Sure will order them again.

  32. Elena

    I am in love with these. They sprout very easily and taste absolutely delicious. I typically eat them raw. I accidentally cooked them, and they were amazing as well, very nutty.

  33. Bean Sprouts Lover

    The Mung Beans grow/sprout well. Easy & only takes 6 days for a bundle of healthy bean sprouts. Can be stored in the fridge for over a week as well. Good quality beans.
    I solely grow bean sprouts for my stir fries, noodles & other vegetarian dishes . Enjoyed it’s taste & texture.
    Will sure order it again from Mumms’. Thanks!

    Can be stored in the fridge for a week as well.

  34. Billy Belly, III

    This is the first year I’ve grown these sprouts. I am NOT DISAPPOINTED!! Flavourful, easy to grow, and very nutritious. Goes well with any meal, in soups, salads, or by the handful as a healthy snack. I’m glad to have ordered a big kilogram bag of these seeds.

  35. Wayne

    As with their other products, the mung beans are of high quality, that sprout flawlessly and taste great. With the long Canadian winters, sprouts are the ideal indoor garden. Munn’s has an excellent website with informative instructions and specifications. Shipping is fast and efficient.

  36. lil sprout

    I was hoping I would get the long sprouts like the mung beans you can buy in the store but no matter, these are tasty all the same

  37. gurjeet

    mungs are turning red after 3 days of sprouting

  38. Salad Lover

    A great additive to salad to give extra texture. Worth waiting the extra couple of days to be ready to eat.

  39. Love my sprouts

    I love these seeds:)) I let them grow a bit and mix them with my veggies and they are so tasty and delicious!

  40. Gin

    Mung Bean sprouts were easy follow instructions or check out YouTube

  41. Sprouter

    High germination.

  42. Linda S

    Unable to find mung beans that sprout consistently. The one store in Toronto whose mung beans used to sprout, now gets them from a different supplier and many don’t sprout and I was afraid for my teeth. I’d say maybe 3 seeds out the 5 lb bag didn’t sprout. I’m very pleased. I sprout using 3/4 c. of beans in a 1 litre jar.

  43. Jay

    Good quality sprouts. Good flavour. 100% seed success rate. Good price:)

  44. Willy5522

    Hey Thank-You Folks. I have been sprouting your seeds for some time now and the quality is always good. The germination is still good after an extended period. Stored Properly.
    I use various mixes of all the seeds I get for a burst of flavors. I ordered 15 different seeds and seed mixes with my last order so I will put this review with them all. Great flavor, Great Nutrition,
    Super Quality. I am a farmer so I know seeds. Good Job.

  45. Bill Yaciuk

    never had a batch fail. grows thick and tall with a great flavour.

  46. A.E.

    The rate of seed germination seems to be 100 per cent. The sprouts are well formed and tasty.

  47. Love Sprouts

    Excellent. Every single bean sprouted and sprouts grew quickly. A very small amount of beans will yield a huge amount of delicious sprouts.

  48. Marfly

    Tasty, sprouted quickly. So much more crunchy than store bought.

  49. prpldy274

    I started using my beans as soon as I received them, I found them to be fresh, and very tasty. The only problem I had, was I put too many in the jar the first time. I was surprised at the length of time the sprouts started growing, and it made it waiting for the product a little hard. Thank you, Mung Beans for giving me this oportunity to purchase in bulk for these beans.

  50. wf1992

    Bean sprouts for years :)

    Found beans in my cupboard from an OLD (2008) order, and I still got 75%+ germination. Sprouts at the store often look a little sad right from the start, so I love being able to grow these at home.

  51. tina.judson

    Mung bean sprouts

    These are fantastic! Ready to eat in 5 days. Best if you use 1 gram of seeds, per ounce of mason jar capacity. I rinse 3 times per day and use the rinse water for plants. If you don’t enjoy eating the hulls, they are great in compost.

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