Quinoa, Kale, Chia Seeds… all these buzz-worthy foods, lauded as “superfoods” for their abundance in nutrients, have been energetically flitting around health circles and blogs. As people become more health-savvy and health-conscious, demand for these superfoods has risen as well. However, accessibility remains limited: at the moment, superfoods can only be found on select online groceries or at weekend markets. Moreover, these imported superfoods are expensive and difficult to maintain in your diet.
But what if we told you that you needn’t look any further than your own table for the ultimate superfood? There is a superfood grown locally, affordable and easy to find, and full of health benefits that will make you want a cup everyday. We’re talking about your everyday monggo.
That’s right, the humble little green bean packs a mean punch of vitamins that your diet often misses. Let’s take a look at its numerous health benefits:
Prevents heart disease.
Monggo, or Mung Bean in English, contains lecithin, which fights low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
cholesterol and reduces liver fat. It is also a legume, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Potential anti-cancer properties.
Studies show that consumption of monggo beans can also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including stomach, colon, cervical, and breast cancer.
Rich in much-needed nutrients.
Monggo beans are rich in nutrients, including Iron for increasing oxygen delivery through blood cells, Magnesium to maintain normal muscle function, Folate to support nerve and brain function, and Vitamin K for healthy bone tissue, among others.
Ideal for weight loss.
Monggo is rich in fiber and low in calories, making it an ideal substitute for rice for those with weight-loss goals. Monggo is even safe for diabetics as it regulates blood sugar.
Well-rounded for dietary necessities.
It also contains carbohydrates and essential proteins, to give you that needed boost of energy.
Not only do we love monggo as a delicious daily health booster, but we love it for its versatility, as it matches perfectly with fish, beef, pork or chicken. Monggo – a staple in every Filipino household – is often a regular dish on the menu as it’s regarded by most as a tasty and healthy side dish to complement your ulam.
In the classic Filipino Monggo stew, mung beans are cooked with pork and vegetables to add flavor to the texture of monggo. This combination makes monggo stew one of the most comprehensively nutritious family meals. Adding a Knorr pork cube to the monggo stew transforms the humble dish into the star of the dining table. Munggo–gulat ka sa pork linamnam!
The richness in flavor that a touch of Knorr adds to your monggo dish makes all the difference. There’s little that is more warming than sharing a hearty home-cooked stew eaten with the family, save for the satisfaction of serving your family a meal that is as nutritious as it is enjoyable.
Surprise your family and yourself with an amazingly nutritious and scrumptious meal of monggowith Knorr Pork Cubes.
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