Vigna radiata PDF Print E-mail

The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the moong bean, green gram, or mung Sanskrit / mudga, is a plant species in the legume family. The mung bean is mainly cultivated in Pakistan, India, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.

Description

It is an annual vine with yellow flowers and fuzzy brown pods.

The English word mung is derived from the Hindi word

moong derived from the Sanskrit word .

Taxonomy

They are one of many species recently moved from the genus Phaseolus to Vigna, and is still often seen incorrectly cited as Phaseolus aureus or Phaseolus radiatus.

 

 

 

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