Due to their similar looks and feel, mung beans are often mistaken as lentils.

While all lentils come under the family of legumes, lentils are seeds and mung are beans. They're two peas of the same pod—with great nutritional benefits.

Both are popular in the Indian cuisine, however, in recent years studies have shown that the popularity of legumes in the United States has also been increasing. This could be accounted to globalization and the introduction of foreign cultures and dishes.

Since they’re gluten-free, legumes are healthy and delicious alternatives for people with sensitivities and intolerances. Their high protein content makes them a favorite amongst fitness enthusiasts who include them in their dietary recommendations with meat.

To get your hands on our organic range of legumes, visit our online food store and in just a few clicks, get your groceries delivered to your doorstep.

If you've been wondering how they're different, here's a guide:

Mung Beans

Organic Mung Bean Sprouting Seeds

Mung beans are loaded with vitamins and minerals! As per the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), 100 grams of boiled mung beans contain the following:

  • 02 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • 60 grams of fiber

Additionally, they are very low in sodium, making them ideal for those dealing with high cholesterol and heart diseases.

Mung beans make for delicious savory dishes such as curries, soups, stews, and patties and a variety of sweet dishes, too

Pictured above are our organic mung beans at SF Mart which are one of our best-selling organic items!

Product shown: McCabe Organic Mung Bean Sprouting Seeds

Lentils

Organic French Green Lentils

Lentils are flat seeds that come in a wide range of colors including black, red, brown and green lentils.

100 grams of boiled lentils contain:

  • 02 grams of protein
  • 13 grams of carbohydrates
  • 90 grams of fiber

To compare lentils with mung beans would be unfair since both are packed with minerals, vitamins and nutrients.

They're both effective in fighting fatigue, regularizing digestion, preventing diabetes and heart disease and satiating hunger to aid weight loss.

Fir maximum benefit, pair our mung beans with our organic lentils!

Product shown:  McCabe Organic French Green Lentils

Go Organic!

Studies show that organic food has greater potential benefits since it is pesticide and fertilizer-free. They also have more nutrients and contain fewer antibiotics which prevent antibiotic resistance amongst people.

At SF Mart, we have a dedicated organic selection consisting of high-quality beans, sprouting seeds, rice, grains and herbs.

Our online food store is dedicated to bringing quality organic products and Korean flavors to the United States.

All orders are delivered within 3 days of placement and delivery for orders over $50 is free.