Hearty Whole Mung Bean Soup

75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
13 ingredients
6 servings
After coming across mung beans in my local market one day, I was curious as to just what to do with them. After much searching I found this recipe on the internet which I've altered to suit our tastes. The result is a spicy and satisfying soup-a meal in a bowl. I found in my research these Asian beans don't need pre-soaking and are very nourishing, while being relatively easy to digest--they do not generally create abdominal gas or bloating (sorry, but for some people, that is important). According to modern nutrition, mung beans offer 14 gms of protein per cooked cup. Mung beans are also a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain thiamin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and are a good source of folate. The ham in this recipe can be omitted and vegetable stock substituted for chicken stock if you are vegetarian. I serve with crusty bread on the side, but you may also serve over rice if desired.

Categories:  ham , low-sat.-fat , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , low-in... , one-dish-meal , low-sodium , time-to-make , asian , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , main-dish , beans , pork , meat , healthy , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (365.53 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 167.84 Calories from Fat 82.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.22g 85.1%
Saturated Fat 2.03g 60.94%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 41.46mg 82.91%
Sodium 1135.79mg 283.95%
Total Carbohydrate 4.98g 9.95%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 1.01%
Sugars 1.99 g %
Protein 16.24g 194.92%
Vitamin A 3.78IU% Vitamin C 0.86mg%
Calcium 19.89mg% Iron 1.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole, frozen spinach, salt and pepper