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Mung Beans (Monggo)


Mung Beans (Monggo) are small yellow beans with a bright green seed coat. They are shelled and dried often sold in local markets by kilo or packs. Before using, wash the beans in water, drain and boil until tender.  Sweetened mung beans are commonly used in Filipino desserts as a filling in breads and kakanin. Such as Ensaymada, Hopia Monggo, Buchi and etc.

Mung bean flour is made from ground roasted mung beans (monggo).  And commonly used to mixed with rice or wheat flour to improve the texture of rice cakes and noodles.



Cooked Mung Beans “monggo”.

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Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!

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