bean, mung Whole or split seed of Vigna radiata (Phaseolus aureus, P. radiatus), green gram. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of folate, copper, and selenium; a good source of vitamin B6, iron, and zinc; a source of protein and vitamin B1; provides 3 g of dietary fibre; supplies 90 kcal (380 kJ). See also bean sprouts.
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