Family Fabaceae
Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek
Lu dou

Scientific names Common names
Azukia radiata (L.) Ohwi Balatong (Tag., Ibn., If., Ilk.)
Phaseolus abyssinicus Savi Mongo (Tag.)
Phaseolus aureus Roxb. Mungo (Tag., Bis.)
Phaseolus aureus Zuccagni Mungos (Tag.)
Phaseolus aureus Wall. Mongo bean (Engl.) 
Phaseolus chanetii (H.Lev.) H.Lev. Mung bean (Engl.)
Phaseolus hirtus Retz. Golden gram (Engl.)
Phaseolus mungo sensu auct.fl.As.Med. Green gram (Engl.)
Phaseolus radiatus Merr.  
Pueraria chanetii H,Lev.  
Rudua aurea (Roxb.) F.Maek.  
Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek  
Balatong is a shared common name for (1) Mungo, Phaseolus aureus, mongo bean, green gram (2) Soya, utau, Glycine max, soybean.
Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek is an accepted name .The Plant List

Other vernacular names
BENGALI: Mung, mug.
BURMESE : Pe-di, Pe-di-sein, Pè di sien, Pe-nauk, To-pi-si.
CHINESE: Qing xiao dou, Xiao dou, Xi dou, Lu dou.
CZECH : Vigna zlatá.
DANISH : Jerusalembønne,Mung-bonne.
FINNISH : Mungopapu.
FRENCH : Ambérique, Ambérique jaune, Haricot doré, Haricot mung à grain doré, Haricot velu de la basse Nubie.
GERMAN : Jerusalem-Bohne, Jerusalembohne, Mungbohne, Mungobohne.
HINDI: Moong, Pessara.
INDONESIAN: Kacang djong, Arta ijo.
ITALIAN : Fagiolino verde, Fagiolo aureo, Fagiolo mungo, Fagiolo semi-verdi.
JAPANESE: Bundou, Fundou, Yaenari, Ryokutou.
KANNADA: Hesaru, Pacche hasiru.
KHMER : Sândaèk ba:y.
LAOTIAN : Thwàx khiêw, Thwàx ngo:k, Thwàx sadê:k.
MALAY : Arta ijo (Indonesia), Kacang djong (Indonesia), Kacang hijau (Malaysia).
MALAYALAM: Cheru payaru, Putsja-paeru.
MANIPURI: Mung-hawai.
MARATHI: Mung, Udid.
POLISH : Fasola złota.
PORTUGUESE : Feijão-mungo-verde.
PUNJABI: Moongi.
RUSSIAN: Mash, Fasol' vidov, Fasol' zolotistaya, Vigna luchistaia.
SINHALESE : Bu me, Mun, Mun eta.
SPANISH : Frijol de oro, Frijol mungo (Latin America), Frijolito chino (Peru), Loctao (Peru).
SRI LANKAN: Bu me, Mun eta.
SWAHILI : Mchooko, Mchoroko.
TAMIL : Chiruppataru, Chiruppayaru , Pani-payir, Pasi payaru.
THAI: Thuaa khiaao, Thua khieo, Thua thong.

Plant snippet
- One of the most important edible legume crops, grown on more than 6 million hectares worldwide (about 8.5% of global pulse area).
- Relatively drought-tolerant, low-input crop, with short growth cycle (about 70 days). (35)

Mungo is an erect, annual herb branching at the base, more or less clothed with spreading, brownish hairs. Leaves are long-petioled, compound, with three leaflets which are ovate and entire, broad based with pointed tips, 8 to 15 centimeters long, the lateral ones being inequilateral. Flowers are yellow, about 1 centimeter long, arranged near the end of the short stalks. Pods are linear, hairy, spreading, 6 to 8 centimeters long, about 6 millimeters wide, and covered with scattered, long, brownish hairs. Seeds are 4 to 6 millimeters in length.

- Cultivated throughout the Philippines.
- Not a native of the Archipelago.
- Scarcely naturalized.
- Also occurs in India to China and Malaya, in cultivation.

- Seeds are high in carbohydrate (>45%) and protein (>21%); fair source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and B. deficient in vitamin C.
- Sprouts are a good source of vitamin B.

- Raw green gram contains trypsin inhibitor which is destroyed by cooking.
- Mung beans contain greater carbohydrate content (50%-60%) than soybeans; starch is the predominant carbohydrate of the legume. Mung beans yield about 20%-24% protein, with globulin and albumin the main storage proteins in seeds, making up 60% and 25% of total mung bean protein, respectively. (12)

- Mung bean protein is rich in essential amino acids viz., total aromatic amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine, but deficient in threonine, total sulfur amino acids, lysine and tryptophan. (12)
- Methanol extract of sprouted beans yielded glycosides, steroids, phenols, saponins, alkaloids, and flavonoids as major active constituents.
- Proximate analysis of whole V. radiata yielded moisture content 9.74 ± 0.19 %, ash content 2.91 ± 0.072 %, fiber content 2.9 ± 0.61 %, fat 1.35 ± 0.048 %, protein content 22.5 ± 0.24 %. (20)
- Nutritional value for mung beans (1 cup/124g) yielded: (Proximity) 25 Kcal, 0.99 Kcal from fat, 115.8 g water, 109 kJ energy, 2.52 g protein, 0.11 g total fat (lipid), 0.37 g ash, 5.2 g carbohydrate, 1 g total dietary fiber, 3.52 g total sugars; (Minerals) copper 0.151 mg, iron 0.81 mg, manganese 0.174, zinc 0.58 mg, phosphorus 35 mg, magnesium 17 mg, potassium 125 mg, calcium 15 mg, selenium 0.7 µg, sodium 12 mg; (vitamins) vitamin K 28.1 µg, vitamin C 14.1 mg, vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.062mg, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.126 mg, vitamin B3 (niacin) 1.013 mg, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 0.301 mg, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.067 mg, vitamin B9 (folate) 36 µg, choline 12.3 mg, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) 0.09 mg, vitamin A 1 µg, beta carotene 5 µg, alpha carotene 5 µg, beta cryptoxanthin 5 µg; (Lipids) total saturated fatty acids 0.031 g, total unsaturated FA 0.04 g, total monounsaturated FA 0.015 g; (Amino Acids) tryptophan 0.035 g, isoleucine 0.122 g, valine 0.12 g, histidine 0.064 g, lysine 0..153 g, threonine 0.072 g, tyrosine 0.047 g, cystine 0.015 g, methionine 0.031 g, phenylalanine 0.107 g, arginine 0.181 g, alanine 0.091 g, aspartic acid 0.44 g, glutamic acid 0.149 g, glycine 0.057 g, serine 0.03 g. ( (21)
- Study of amino acids in mung bean proteins isolates yielded in mg/g: total amino acids 800.2, total essential amino acids 348.2 (43.51%), total aromatic amino acids 6,7 (12.08%), total sulfur amino acids 13.0 (1.62%); phenylalanine + tyrosine 90.3, leucine 74, lysine 62.4, valine 46.3, isoleucine 39.1, histidine 27.9, threonine 28.4, methionine + cysteine 13, tryptophan 6.4, glutamic acid/glutamine 125.4, aspartic acid/asparagine 85.3, arginine 66., serine 385, alanine 36.6, glycine 32.2, peoline 30. (37)

- Seeds are considered tonic and aperient.

- Studies suggest antioxidant, hypolipidemic, anti-irritant, hypotensive, antiatherogenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic properties.

- Seeds and sprouts are extensively used in Philippine cuisine, in salads or boiled, in soups or stews.
- In China, consumed as common food for more than 2000 years. Bean sprouts are considered a yin or cooling food.
- Seeds and sprouts of mung beans are widely used as salad vegetable and common food in India, Bangladesh, SE Asia and western countries. (26)
- Decoction of seeds used as diuretic in cases of beriberi.
- The seeds, boiled or raw, used in maturative poultices.
- Extracts used for its protective and curative properties in polyneuritis galinarum.
- Roots considered narcotic, used for bone pains.
- In India, seeds are used, internally and externally, for paralysis, rheumatism and a variety of nervous system ailments.
- Used for fevers.
- The seeds are used for coughs, hemorrhoids and liver afflictions.
- Powdered beans used to promote suppuration.
- Seeds used in anorexia.

- Poultice used for checking secretions of milk and reducing distention of the mammary glands.
- Powdered beans rubbed into scarifications over tumors and abscesses to promote suppuration.
- In Indo-China, seeds considered antiscorbutic and diuretic.
- In Chinese medicine, used for detoxicification, to refresh mentality, alleviate heat stroke.
- In the book Ben Cao Qiu Zhen, the mung bean is recorded as beneficial for treatment of gastrointestinal upset and for moisturizing the skin. (26)

Hypotensive: The study showed all the extracts were hypotensive and contained bioactive proteinaceous substances and stimulated urine flow. Combinations of the extracts showed subtractive or additive effects. (1)
Anti-irritation: Clinical studies on the anti-irritation effects of mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) extract in cosmetics: The study of extracts applied to irritant-containing cosmetic formulations showed considerable anti-irritation efficacy and suggesting a potential use for cosmetic products. (2)
Cardiovascular Effects: Previous studies have shown the hypotensive effect of green beans, common rue and kelp. In this study, green beans and kelp showed negative chronotropic effects, while rue showed positive chronotropic and inotropic effects. A combination of all three showed subtractive effects on the decrease of atrial rate. The three plants interacted to modify their various cardiovascular effects. (3)
Hypolipidemic / Antiatherogenic: Changes in serum lipids in normal and diabetic guinea pigs on feeding Phaseolus aureus (Green gram): Study showed green gram feeding showed lowering of both free and esterified fractions of cholesterol, significant lowering of triglycerides and decreased the total cholesterol / phospholipid ration indicating its antiatherogenic nature. (4)
Hypolipidemic: Hypercholesterolemic rats supplemented with Isoflavones biochanin A and formononetin) from three pulses, including P mungo, and p-coumaric acid showed hypolipidemic activity.
Anti-Irritation Effects / Cosmetics / Vitexin / Isovitexin: Ethanolic extract isolated vitexin and isovitexin, previously suspected of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Study confirmed anti-irritation effects and suggests that the mung bean extract could be applied to cosmetic products.
Germination and Antioxidant Capacity: The study evaluated the effect of germination of raw mung beans and sprouts on antioxidant capacity and content of antioxidant compounds. Results showed germination of mung beans and soybean seeds is a good process for obtaining functional flours with greater antioxidant capacity and more antioxidant compounds than the raw legumes. (9)
Trypsin Inhibitor / Pancreatic Effects: Study evaluated the effect of green gram trypsin inhibitor (GGTI) and raw green gram meal (RGG) on experimental animals. Elevated levels pf protease and amylase were observed in the pancrease, with a significant variation in amylase activity, together with active proliferation of acinar cells. Histological study showed hyperplasia of the acinar cells. (10)
Anticonvulsant / Leaves: Study evaluated the anticonvulsant activity of chloroform and methanol extracts of leaves of Vigna radiata in albino Wistar rats on electrically and chemically induced seizures. In MES (maximal electroshock seizures), Vr leaves sowed most significant (p,0.01) anticonvulsant effect. (13)
Antimicrobial / Sprouts: Study of chloroform and methanol extracts of mung bean sprouts showed antimicrobial activity against all tested gram negative bacteria ( P. aeruginosa, E. coli, Salmonella spp.)with the exception of K. pneumonia. The methanol extract showed more significant activity against P. aeruginosa compared to the chloroform extract. (14)
Antibacterial / Sprouts: Study evaluated the antibacterial activities of extracts of Vr against pathogens causing food borne diseases. Methanol extracts showed significant concentration dependent antibacterial activity against almost all the test pathogens. (see constituents above) (15)
Antisepsis / Sprouts: HMGB1, a nucleosoma protein, has been established as a late mediator of lethal systemic inflammation. Study explored the HMGB-1 inhibiting capacity and therapeutic potential of mung bean coat (MBC) extract in vitro and in vivo. The MBC extract dose-dependently attenuated LPS-induced releases of HMGB-1 and several chemokines in macrophage culture. Results suggest MCH extract if protective against lethal sepsis possibly by stimulating autophagic HMGB1 degradation. (16)
Anticancer / Cytotoxicity / Immunomodulatory / Sprouts: Study evaluated the anticancer and immunomodulatory activity of mung bean sprouts (MBS) against human cervical and hepatocarcinoma cancer cells. Results showed significant cytotoxic effects exerted by MBS extract against the cancer cell lines. The cytotoxicity to HeLa and HepG2 was highly selective. The MBS extract was a potent inducer for apoptosis in treated human cancer cells via caspase-dependent and maybe caspase-independent pathways. The effects may involve strong, multi-mechanisms, and synergistic anticancer and/or immunomodulatory effects. (17)
Anti-Inflammatory / Mung Bean Testa: Study investigated the effects of ethanol extracts of mung bean testa (MBT) on metabolic inflammation-induced lipogenesis in gastrocnemius muscle of KK-Ay diabetic mice. An in vitro pilot study with 3T3-L1 cells showed vitexin, the functional chemical in MBT, inhibited inflammation induced-lipogenesis with lower amounts of IL-6 and MCP-1. Functional compounds in MBT ethanol extracts such as vitexin and isovitexin may regulate intracellular lipogenesis and adipogenesis via anti-inflammatory mechanisms and MEK/ERK pathways in KK-Ay mouse model. (18)
Silver Nanoparticles / Callus Culture: Study showed callus cultures of Vigna radiata are suitable for the biosynthesis of bio-compatible nanoparticles as compared to microbes or plant parts. (19)
• Lectin / Antidiabetic Potential: Study evaluated lectins from Vigna radiata for antidiabetic activity. Seeds yielded a galactose specific lectin and evaluated for antidiabetic activity in an alloxan induced diabetic model in Wistar rats. Results showed significant (p<0.001) reduction in elevated sugar levels. Activity was attributed possibly to an insulinmimetic mechanism as evidenced by binding with insulin antibodies in Western Blotting Analysis. (22)
• Major Lectins / Alpha- and Beta-Glucosidase Activity / Seeds: Study of Vigna radiata seeds using exchange and gel filtration chromatography yielded two major D-galactose-specific lectins, MBL-I and MQBL-II. MBL-I was found to have alpha-glucosidase activity, while MBL-II was associated with beta-galactosidase activity. (23)
• Whitening Effect / Inhibition of Melanogenesis / Vitexin and Isovitexin / Seeds and Sprouts: Study evaluated the inhibitory effects on melanogenesis of EA and MC fraction of 80% methanol extracts of mung bean seeds and sprouts. Results showed inhibition of melanogenesis more effectively than argutin, a known whitening agent. Also, the in-vitro tyrosinase inhibitory activity on mushroom tyrosinase was higher in the EA fraction. Active components of the EA fraction were identified as flavones vitexin and isovitexin. (24)
• Antidiabetic: Study of an aqueous extract of V. radiata in STZ-induced diabetic mice showed significant antidiabetic activity at 200 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg, the latter showing higher activity. (25)
• Effect of Germination and Sprouting: Germination of mung beans is accompanied by a spectrum of significant changes in metabolite contents, such as decrease in antinutrient concentrations and increased levels of free amino acids. Compared to cereals, mung beans contain higher amounts of protein. Proteolytic cleavage of proteins during sprouting leads to significant increase in levels of most amino acid. Organic acids also increase during sprouting. (26)
• Effect of Germination on Seeds: The nutritional composition of Vigna radiata seeds were estimated in measures of carbohydrate, free amino acids, protein, chlorophyll and fat content pre- and post-germination and assessed the biochemical changes in seeds. Carbohydrate content was slightly higher after germination. Amino acid and protein content were appreciably increased compared to dry seeds. There was insignificant difference in fat, chlorophyll a and b. Results suggest the nutritional content and quality of seeds improves after germination. (27)
• Bioactivie Compounds and Antioxidant Activity During Germination: Study evaluated the bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of germinated mung bean, soybean, and black bean sprouts. Results showed the optimum germination time for sprouts was 3-5 days when total bioactive compound and antioxidant activity both reached peak values, which provide theoretical bases for dietary processing. (28)
• Antimicrobial Against Highly Resistant Bacteria and Fungi: Study revealed potential antibacterial and antifungal activity by mung bean sprouts against 11 out of 12 bacteria and 2 out of 10 fungi including remarkable activity against high infectious MDR bus such as MRSA, MDR E. coli, MDR P. aeruginosa, K. pneumonia, S. aureus and S. typhimurium. Results suggest a potential source for novel antimicrobials that are inexpensive and readily available for large scale pharmaceutical use. (29)
• Source for Biotransformation of Hydroquinone to Arbutin: A suspension culture of V. radiata was selected for biotransformation of hydroquinone to its ß-D-glucoside form (arbutin) as an important therapeutic and cosmetic compound. The bioconversion capacity increased by adding hydroquinone in two portions, which was comparable to adding an elicitor. (30)
• Antioxidant / Protective against Lipoprotein Oxidation / Seeds: Mung bean extracts were found to have potent scavenging activity against all of the reactive species tested as well as inhibitory effect on low-density lipoprotein oxidation. The studied mung bean was very effective against evaluated pro-oxidant species, including ROS and on reactive nitrogen species. (31)
• Anti-Ageing / Sprouts: Study evaluated green moong beans in its ability to reverse signs of memory loss in aged mice using passive avoidance paradigm (PAP) and elevated plus maze (EPM) as exteroceptive behavioral models and ageing-induced amnesia as interoceptive behavioral model. Pretreatment with MBS significantly (p<0.01) reduced the transfer latency (TL) in aged mice, Green moong bean sprouts also produced remarkable reduction in AChE activity in aged mice, along with increase in GSH and decrease in MDA suggesting good antioxidant activity. Results suggest the sprouts significantly attenuated ageing-induced amnesia in mice. (32)
• Hypoglycemic / Hypolipidemic / Processed Mung Bean Powder: Study evaluated the in vivo hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic effect of processed mung bean powder incorporated experimental diets compared with raw mung bean powder and casein powder in rats. Results showed processed mung bean incorporated diets modulated both serum lipids and glucose in wistar rats. (33)
• Anti-Inflammatory / Antiarthritic / Sprouts: Study evaluated Vigna radiata for in vitro anti-inflammatory using membrane stabilization and protein denaturation method and in vivo antiarthritic activity using complete Freund's adjuvant model in rats. Treatment with ethanolic extract exhibited significant membrane stabilization activity and protein denaturation activity and significantly attenuated biochemical changes induced by administration of complete Freund's adjuvant. (34)
• Protective Effects Against High-Fat-Induced Oxidative Stress: Study evaluated the investigated the protective effects of mung beans and peas against high-fat-diet-induced rats. The addition of 50% mung beans or peas could significantly restore the levels of serum total cholesterol, LDL-C and HDL-C. The antioxidant defense system and antioxidant gene expression markedly improved . Ethanol extracts possessed high antioxidant activities via their ability to scavenge ABTS and DPPH, reduce Fe++, along with anti-lipid peroxidation capacity. There was restoration of levels of intracellular lipid, malonaldehyde, and antioxidant enzyme systems in oleic acid-induced HepG2 cells. Results suggest a potential source of natural antioxidant agents. (36)
• Increased Antioxidant Activity and Polyphenol Metabolites / Methyl Jasmonate Treated Sprouts: Study evaluated the optimal concentration of exogenous methyl jasmonate (MeJA) for promotion of sprouting in mung beans (Vigna radiata). By DPPH scaveging assay, MeJA application resulted in significantly improved antioxidant capacity in sprouts. Polyphenols correlted with antioxindant activity. Main polyphenols were isovitexin, kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside, daidzein, benistein, isoquercitrin, p-coumaric acid and caffeic acid. MeJA promoted the production of polyphenols, metabolites, and antioxidants in the sprouts, which may allow the sprouts to be prepared more quickly and increase its nutritional value. (38)
• Effect of Supplementation of Mung Bean Sprouts and Vitamin E in High Fat Diet-Fed Rats: Study evaluated the effect of mung bean sprouts and vitamin supplementation on total cholesterol and MDA plasma levels in fats fed high fat diet. Results suggest significant prevention of oxidative stress as indicated by lower total cholesterol and MDA plasma level (p<0.05). (39)
Anti-Anemic / Sprouts: Study evaluated the anti-anemic activity of sprouts of Vigna radiata against phenylhydrazine induced anemia in albino rats. Rats treated with sprouted V. radiata at dose of 600 mg/kbw for 13 days showed significant changes in biochemical and hematological parameters. (40)
Effect on Physical Stress-Induced Atherosclerosis / Sprouts: Study evaluated the effect of mung beans sprout extract on the thickness of tunica intima media on physical stress-induced atherosclerosis of male wistar rats. Results showed significant decrease of MDA serum level in the treatment group.   (41)
Vicilin Protein as Functional Food / Hypocholesterolemic: Study isolated the mung bean vicilin and evaluated its in vitro effect on 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase (HMG CoAr), the enzyme responsible for endogenous cholesterol synthesis. Results revealed an 8S globulin protein with four bands of polypeptides. Fractions 10, 12, 14, 22 and 31 of the eluate from Sephadex G25 exhibited significant inhibition of HMG CoAr. (42)
Effect of Cell Phone Radiations on Early Growth of Mung Bean / Biochemical Alterations: Study evaluated the impact of cell phone electromagnetic field (EMF) radiations (power density, 8.55 µW cm2) on germination, early growth, proteins, carbohydrate contents and activities of some enzymes in V. radiata. Cell phone radiations significantly reduced the seedling length and dry weight of V. radiata after exposures of 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 hours. The contents of proteins and carbohydrates were reduced in EMF exposed plants. Results suggests cell phone EMFs impair early growth by induction of biochemical changes. (43)
Mung Bean as Yoghurt Ingredient: Study evaluated the potential of mung bean as a functional ingredient in yoghurt. Yoghurt enriched with a 10% mung bean paste demonstrated overall high sensory acceptability. Total solids, Brix, and fat contents of mung bean enriched yoghurt were 25.94%, 21%, and 3.5%, respectively. The enriched yoghurt conformed to national standards. Results suggest yoghurt enriched with mung bean paste can be considered a novel dimension to fermented dairy products. (45)

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The hypotensive effects of green bean (Phaseolus aureus), common rue (Ruta graveolens) and kelp (Laminaria japonica) in rats / K. W. Chiu, A. Y. L. Fung
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Vigna radiata as a New Source for Biotransformation of Hydroquinone to Arbutin / Zahra Tofighi, Mohsen Amini, Mahzad Shirzadi, Hamideh Mirhabibi, Negar Ghazi Saeedi, Narguess Yassa / Pharm Sci. 2016; 22(2): pp 126-131 / doi: 10.15171/PS.2016.20
Protective effects of organic solvent fractions from the seeds of Vigna radiata L. wilczek against antioxidant mechanisms / Ill-Min Chung, Min-A Yeo, Sun-Jin Kim et al / Human and Experimental Toxicology, 2010 /
ANTI - AGEING ACTIVITY OF MOONG BEAN SPROUTS  / Sushila Kaura and Milind Parle / International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
Processed mung bean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) powder incorporated experimental diets modulate serum lipid and glucose concentrations in Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus) / Ruvini Liyanage / 14th Food Engineering Conference, November 28-29, 2016 Melbourne, Australia
Potential of Vigna radiata (L.) sprouts in the management of inflammation and arthritis in rats: Possible biochemical alterations / E Venkateshwarlu, K Purnima Reddy & D Dilip / Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, January 2016; Vol. 54: pp 37-43
Mung Bean (Vigna radiata L.): Bioactive Polyphenols, Polysaccharides, Peptides, and Health Benefits / Dianzhi Hou, Laraib Yousaf, Qun Shen et al / Nutrients, June 2019; 11(6) /  doi: 10.3390/nu11061238 / PMCID: PMC6627095 / PMID: 31159173
Protective effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) and pea (Pisum sativum L.) against high‐fat‐induced oxidative stress / Dandan Liu, Xiao Guan, Kai Huang, Sen Li, Jing Liu et al / Food Science & Nutrition, Dec 2019; 7(12): pp 4063-4075 /
Mung bean proteins and peptides: nutritional, functional and bioactive properties / Zhu Yi-Shen, Sun Shuai, Richard FitzGerald / Food & Nutrition Research, 2018
Increased antioxidant activity and polyphenol metabolites in methyl jasmonate treated mung bean (Vigna radiata) sprouts / Li Li, Yinmao Dong, Hankun Ren, Yan Xue, Hong Meng, Minhui Li / Food Sci. Technol, July/Sept. 2017,Vol 37, No 3 /
Effect Supplementation of Mung Bean Sprouts (Phaseolus radiatus L.) and Vitamin E in Rats Fed High Fat Diet / Novidyanto Muhammad Asrullah, Lily Arsanti Lestari, Siti Helmyati, Arta Farmawati / KnE Life Sciences / DOI: 10.18502/kls.v4i11.3850
Effect of Mung Bean Sprout (Vigna radiata (L)) Extract on Physical Stress-Induced Atherosclerosis of Male Wistar Rat / Azham Purwandhono, Rena Normasari / Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences, 2015; 1(2) / DOI:
The Vicilin protein (Vigna radiata L.) of mung bean as a functional food: Evidence of “in vitro”  hypocholesterolemic activity / Ana Lucia Amaral, Ederlan Souza Ferreira et al / Nutrition & Food Science, 2017; 4(6): pp 907-916 /
Cell Phone Radiations Affect Early Growth of Vigna radiata (Mung Bean) through Biochemical Alterations / Ved Parkash Sharma, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli / Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (A Journal of Biosciences), 65(1-2) / DOI
FORMULATION OF PEEL-OFF GEL MASK CONTAINING MUNG BEAN (VIGNA RADIATA (L.) WILCZEK) EXTRACT / Patihul Husni, Ella Masliana Dewi / Indonesian Journal of Pharmaceutics, May-August 2019; 1(2) / DOI:
Physico-chemical and sensory quality of mung bean (Vigna radiata) enriched stirred yoghurt / Priyadarshani, W.M.D. and Muthumuniarachchi, M.A.M.R. / International Food Research Journal, Oct 2019; 25(5): pp 2051-2055

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