About mung beans
A plant species of the legume family, mung beans were cultivated from wild plants on the Indian subcontinent several thousand years ago. Today, they are a staple food particular in both India and Asia, as well as having medicinal uses in Ayurvedic medicine.
Mung beans for dogs are now a popular source of plant-based protein for dogs, particularly in homemade dog food!
Nutrients in mung beans
Mung beans possess a wide array of beneficial vitamins and minerals. These include modest amounts of B vitamins, along with vitamin C, E and K.
They also contain modest amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Mung beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids and plant-based protein. This makes them an excellent choice for anyone wishing to feed their dog a vegan or vegetarian plant-based dog diet.
Benefits of mung beans for dogs
Mung beans for dogs offer our dogs a wide variety of health benefits. They’re rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, can help lower blood pressure and protect against canine heart disease.
They’re useful for any dog suffering from diabetes as well as helping to boost a dog’s immune system making them better able to withstand infections.
And they’re also useful for any dog stuggling with canine obesity and wishing to lose a little weight.
As a canine nutritionist, I regularly add mung beans to my dogs’ homemade dog food. They pack a real nutritional punch and add nutrients, variety and interest to their meals.
Since variety is one of the key elements to successfully home cooking for any dog, I suggest you add them to your dog’s homemade dog food!