mung bean

\ ˈməŋ- How to pronounce mung bean (audio) \

Definition of mung bean

: an erect bushy annual bean (Vigna radiata synonym Phaseolus aureus) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually green or yellow seeds, for forage, and as the chief source of bean sprouts also : its seed

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On a large platter, arrange the tofu, halved potatoes, eggs, green beans, mung bean sprouts, cabbage, cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: Indonesian gado-gado a gateway salad," 30 Aug. 2019 Per the Times, previous studies have found that auditory cues can increase mustard plants’ chances of withstanding drought; delay tomato ripening; and encourage growth in mung beans, cucumbers, rice, strawberries and kiwi. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Listen to the Sounds of Succulents at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden," 29 Aug. 2019 To create its newest product, JUST essentially de-hulls and mills mung beans to produce a bean flour. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Plant-based eggs are starting to compete with the real thing," 16 Aug. 2019 Much of the 20 grams of protein in each burger comes from peas, but some comes from rice and mung bean. Larissa Zimberoff, Time, "The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy," 15 Aug. 2019 Outside of lamb, turkey, and soy, products like mung beans wormed their way into Bureau taste tests. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet," 9 Aug. 2019 The Beyond Burger is made with ingredients like peas, mung beans and rice while the Impossible Burger includes soy protein concentrate, coconut oil and sunflower oil. CBS News, "Are plant-based meats actually healthier than meat?," 3 July 2019 The siblings shared a devotion to the centuries-old art of chopping, peeling, cooking, stirring and pressing by hand, extracting flavor from raw ingredients such as fresh pandan leaves, mung bean, taro root and passion fruit. Anh Do,, "The ‘Vietnamese American Starbucks’ unites four brothers whose drive stems from early poverty," 2 July 2019 It's made of pea, rice and mung bean, according to the company’s website. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "Your guide to fast food restaurants with Beyond and Impossible burgers in metro Phoenix," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of mung bean

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mung bean

Hindi & Urdu mū̃g, from Sanskrit mudga

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English Language Learners Definition of mung bean

: a small, round bean often used to grow bean sprouts

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