The mung bean, alternatively known as the green gram, maash, or moong Sanskrit/mudga, is a plant species in the legume family. The mung bean is mainly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Mung beans’ health benefits are pretty impressive. They’re packed with potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber, and vitamin B6. Most women are deficient in magnesium and need it to control stress and repair muscles, especially if they’re working out. In terms of women’s health, folate and vitamin B6 are great for PMS and during pregnancy.