Mung Bean Sprouts | 绿豆芽  

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 绿豆 (lǜ dòu yá

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet

TCM Energetics: Cold

Meridian Affinity: Heart, stomach

Nutritional Science: 成分

  • Nutrients: Rich in protein and carbohydrates. Contain carotene, riboflavin, phosphatidylcholine (PC), vitamin C. 
  • Function: Treat scurvy, lower blood lipid, reduce lipid accumulation in the blood vessel, and prevent cardiovascular disease. Prevention in gastrointestinal related cancer. 

TCM Benefits: 功效

  • Clear heat and relieve summer heat
  • Diuresis and detoxify
  • Relieve constipation and hydrate the body
  • Improve eye health
  • Treat scurvy 
  • Help with weight management

Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法

  • Stir fry, braise, add to soup. 
  • Juicing.


Notes & Safety::

  • Generally, it is very safe. However, do not consume raw!
  • Individuals with weak and cold spleen & stomach should not consume raw mung bean sprouts.
Written by Five Seasons TCM