Mung beans are tiny, highly nutritious green beans, used for centuries in Chinese and Indian cuisine. High in protein and fibre, they are helpful in the control of blood sugar, as they provide slow-releasing carbohydrates and protein. There is increasing interest in the potential of the mung bean to inhibit various complications of diabetes.
Yao Yang, Chen Feng, Wang Mingfu, Wang Jiashi Ren. (2008). Antidiabetic activity of Mung bean extracts in diabetic KK-Ay mice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(19): 8869-73