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'Moong' a great source of vegetable protein 

Rebinson P.L.
Rebinson P.L.
November 10, 2022
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  • 'Moong' a great source of vegetable protein 
  • 'Moong' a great source of vegetable protein 
'Moong' a great source of vegetable protein 

Moong popularly known as green gram is the seed found inside the pods produced by a certain type of climber plant scientifically known as ‘Vigna radiate’ and belonging to the botanical family ‘Fabaceae’.

It is considered a pulse and consumed as fresh salads and in cooked forms like soup, curries, etc. Moong is also used to make powder which is used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

Moong is supposed to have originated in India and Central Asia, and it is reported to have been cultivated and widely used since ancient times as a highly nutritious pulse.

Moong can be cultivated on a wide variety of soils. However, light sandy loam to heavy clay soils are ideal for the plants that require a hot and humid climate for proper growth. The plants grow up to 3 feet in height and take around 3-4 months to produce the seeds protected by pods that split open on reaching their complete growth.

Moong is highly nutritious and it contains, protein, fat, carbs, fibre, folate, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, selenium, potassium, zinc, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. It is purported to protect against heatstroke, promote weight loss, aid the digestive system, lower bad cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

The largest producer of moong in the world is India, followed by Myanmar, China and Indonesia. The main exporter is also India, followed by Myanmar, China, Spain and Indonesia, while the top importers are the US, Australia, Canada and China.

In India, the largest producer of moong is Maharashtra, followed by Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

Some of the major trading markets of moong in India:

Maharashtra (Latur, Mumbai, Pune, Akola, Parbhani, Jalgaon)

Karnataka (Bidar, Gulbarga, Bangalore, Mysore, Bijapur)

Rajasthan (Nagaur, Sumerpur, Bhinmal, Jodhpur, Balotra)

Andhra Pradesh (Peddapuram, Addanki, Cumbum, Chirala)

Names of moong in different Indian languages:

Hindi                     Moong

Tamil                     Pachaippayaru

Malayalam            Cherupayar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much protein is in 100 grams of moong?
    There are around 24 grams of protein in 100 grams of moong.
  • How many calories are in moong?
    There are around 347 calories in 100 grams of moong.
  • What is moong called in English?
    Moong is called 'green gram' in English.
  • What is moong?
    Moong is the seed of a climber plant belonging to the botanical family 'Fabaceae' used as a pulse across the world.
Rebinson P.L.
Rebinson P.L.
Rebinson P.L. (@ebinso) is a self-published author, content marketing strategist, copywriter and editor who has been writing blogs, articles and advertising copies for various firms since completing his master's in English literature. He's dedicated to helping and guiding businesses of all sizes to achieve their desired reach and popularity.
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