Did you know that for centuries, pregnant mothers throughout Asia have included mung beans in their diet? The reason: they want to make sure that their baby will have thick hair. Is this an ‘old wives tale’ or based on scientific fact? Well, it’s more than just an ancient tale! Mung beans contain rich protein, vitamin B1, vitamin E and anti-oxidants; nutrients that the body and hair cells depend on. Those ancient women knew that mung beans are a wonderful fertilizer for healthy hair growth.
Mung Bean Botany (Phaseolus Aureus)
The mung bean is one of many species recently moved from the genus Phaseolus to Vigna, and is still often seen cited as Phaseolus aureus or Phaseolus radiatus. The Mung bean, also known as green bean, mung, mongo, moong, moog (whole) or moog, mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy, is the seed of Vigna radiata. The split bean is green with the husk, and yellow when dehusked. The beans are small, ovoid in shape, and green in color. The English word "mung" derives from the Hindi: mung.
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