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July 19, 2018 - Washington Post

These 'eggs' are made from mung beans. Could they pass for the real thing?

These 'eggs' are made from mung beans. Could they pass for the real thing?

It’s called Just Egg, and the company wants consumers to think it tastes just like one — even performing taste tests in a promotional company video in which surprised people ask, “Are you kidding? It’s not egg?” Nope, it’s not. 

The scrambled-egg substitute is made from the mung bean, a legume cultivated in Asia. Mung beans are “loaded with nutrients such as folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B’s,” Casey Seidenberg wrote for The Washington Post.

GruntVegan: The mung bean, alternatively known as the green gram, maash, or moong is a plant species in the legume family.

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