Written by Amy Kaczor MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian | Medically Reviewed by Onikepe Adegbola, MD PhD, Dipl IBLM
Is Mung Bean Low FODMAP?
Mung beans are native to India and have a sweet and nutty flavor. Unlike regular beans, such as black beans or lima beans, mung beans are actually in the pulse family rather than legumes (Huzar, 2019). Pulses are the seeds of the legume plant.
According to the Monash University FODMAP Diet App, 2/3 cup of sprouted mung beans is safe to consume for those with irritable bowel syndrome. However, those looking to consume boiled mung beans need to limit the serving size to 1/4 cup.
What are the Health Benefits of Mung Beans?
Mung beans are packed with beneficial nutrients such as protein, vitamins, and minerals. Studies have linked mung bean consumption to lower risks of diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure (Huzar, 2019). Additionally, mung beans contain antioxidants, compounds that fight harmful free radicals present in the body. Through this action, antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the body.
Mung beans are an excellent source of fiber, with 7.6 grams of fiber per 100-gram serving (Huzar, 2019). Dietary fiber is crucial for a healthy digestive system and, as a prebiotic, feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome.
Mung Bean and the Low FODMAP Diet
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Duzar, T. (January 11, 2019). Mung Beans: Health benefits, nutrition, and recipe tips. Medical News Today. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324156#nutrition