Mung beans belong to the legume family. Legumes are seeds of a plant, contained more than one in a pod, such as green beans, peas, soybeans – and peanuts! Mung beans are native to India, but are also cultivated in many southeast Asian countries as well as warmer-climate regions of the US and Europe. Mung beans are about 8mm, or 5/16 of an inch.
Eating nuts every day as part of a healthy diet is a good thing. Studies have shown people who eat nuts are less likely to die of heart disease and cancer.
Which nut you eat isn’t that important. Almost every nut is packed with nutrition, although some nuts have more heart-healthy nutrients and fats than do others.