Bean Sprouts (Mung) Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Vigna radiata
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Good-quality Mung bean sprouts will be crisp-looking, almost dry and bright-white.
Avoid product that is brown, overly wet, or that has wilted roots.
Milky-white or yellow water in the bottom of the container is a sign of old product or poor refrigeration.
Always store in the refrigerator.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
Mung Bean Sprouts are low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitam
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