The mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) is a legume cultivated for its edible seeds and sprouts, it is related to adzuki and cowpea. Mung beans have been grown since ancient times and are still widely grown in South America. They do best on fertile sandy, loam soils with good internal drainage and grow during the warm season, normally taking between 90-120 days to mature. Generally harvest begins when one half to two-thirds of the pods are mature (about 100 days from sowing).
Mung beans can be used sprouted, either fresh or canned, or as a dry bean. They taste a little like lentils, with a well-rounded, hearty and wholesome taste which is also fairly neutral and will take on flavours from what other ingredients cooked with it.
TradeLink International sources their beans from the northern regions of Argentina, mainly Salta, but also regions such as Tucuman and neighbouring regions and sometimes from Bolivia as well.
Each order is tested regardless of whether the batch has already been tested and we look for moisture content and impurities as well as pesticides and heavy metals, all of which must comply with the legislation of the country of destination for it to pass our QA controls.
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