Also called green lentils, mung beans have many uses in Asian cooking and are enjoyed in many form
Fresh mung beans can be cooked and eaten much like peas while the sprouted bean is a familiar salad item that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Most recipes that call for "bean sprouts" are referring to mung beans sprouts. Dried mung beans can be split and used in the same way as lentils. Mung bean flour has many uses, perhaps most importantly to make the cellophane noodles.