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Tom Bol

Super foods & Yellow split dal Mung beans for Vegetarians

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Tom Bol

I've been reading about the wonders of Kefir, Liver and buckwheat.

 

I'm currently working in Poland and wonderfully for me every shop pretty much stacks Kefir, so I've been drinking it all the time, buckwheat is also common place and is often served in restaurants.

 

Liver, buckwheat with fried onions is also on most menus! And on the side you can order a glass of kefir! Seems like heaven.

There is one food that I believe has been completely omitted on this forum and one that is particularly good for vegetarians and that is Mung beans, particularly Yellow Split Mung Beans / Mung / Moong dal (so not the green one).

 

The problem with most beans is farting and poor digestion, the yellow split beans are the only beans that produce no gas whatsoever and are very easily digested. They have a high protein content around 23% as well as a high carb content at 50+% and trace fat content.

 

The great thing is the mung bean can be easily cooked and then mashed up so it becomes just like mash potato, or you can just cook some potatoes with it and mash it up together!

 

Just thought I'd put it out there, only trouble for me is it's nearly impossible to find it in Poland (without an unacceptable price tag!), in the UK it's found quite cheaply in pretty much every Asian/Oriental supermarket.

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Cole Dano

I love mung beans, in my vegetarian years pretty much lived on rice, dal and chapattis.

 

Afik, if you are talking mung beans, and not one of the other Indian legumes then the split ones are yellow because the skin has been removed. Personally never had a problem with either variety flatulence wise. But the most recipes for the split variety are a bit easier, if also more bland.

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Tom Bol

I love mung beans, in my vegetarian years pretty much lived on rice, dal and chapattis.

 

Afik, if you are talking mung beans, and not one of the other Indian legumes then the split ones are yellow because the skin has been removed. Personally never had a problem with either variety flatulence wise. But the most recipes for the split variety are a bit easier, if also more bland.

 

Yea I meant what are usually the green mung beans, you are right the yellow ones have the skin literally split off them, they are apparently much better for digestion and faster etc. etc.

 

As for the green ones and flatulence, never actually tried them so don't know, I know mung and adzuki are some of the only beans that do not cause flatulence, everything else is a bombshell at least for me (even baked beans).

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