The green or mung bean (Vigna radiata) develops best in regions of the world where daytime temperatures are greater than 20°C during the plant’s growth period. Currently this crop is mostly produced in Southeast Asia and East Africa; although in recent years it has expanded on growing production areas in West Africa, Central Asia and South America.
This legume has great potential for feeding future populations since it is relatively tolerant to heat and lack of water, in addition to being a good source of protein and iron for human nutrition. Its main uses are as sprouts (as in Southeast Asia), snacks dahl-, noodles or pastries.
In Argentina, global production in recent years has been between 40,000 and 50,000 tons. It is harvested between the months of April and May, and is considered a short cycle (it varies between 90 and 110 days from sowing). It should be noted that it is a NON-GMO product.
It is one of the most important export product of our company.