The mung bean is an annual vine with yellow flowers and fuzzy brown pods.
The English word mung, correctly pronounced as 'moong', originated (and used as is) from the Hindi word मूंग ("moong"), which is derived from the Sanskrit word मुद्ग ("mudga")
The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the green gram, maash, or moong (Sanskrit मुद्ग mudga; Persian: ماش), is a plant species in the legume family. The mung bean is mainly cultivated in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.