From the state of Cojedes, they will export 750 metric tons of mung beans (Chinese beans) to the Republic of Vietnam, a first productive experience carried out by the private company Alivega.
The entity dedicated to agribusiness promoted for two years the financing to 25 producers, from five of the nine municipalities of Coje, around 1000 hectares of Chinese beans, would be planted and harvested to achieve this first export.
Juan José Borregales, manager of Alivega, explained that it is an important day for the entity's agriculture, since it is the first export that is made with product from the field conditioned and packaged in the plant, and that the merit for the entire Cojedes state , mainly for producers who dedicated themselves to caring for and cultivating a quality product.
Likewise, he explained that the experience has been enriching for all those who participate in this achievement, "from the producers to the quality of the product that they have to improve and attend to in the field, we as an industry of quality and the improvement that the market demands international, in turn this becomes a value chain for all”, he said.
Borregales affirmed that it is about contributing to solutions for the country, and participating in the economic recovery with the item that is sown in summer, which translates into the total use of the land and the cycle where they are not sown, «the The idea is to make a closed cycle in the field, so that our farmers have different options to produce in their fields, and gradually improve their tools, equipment and professionalize the field.
The manager spoke of Alivega's vision stating that it is not only about being a reception plant, but that they are promoting and inviting Cojedeños producers to be part of these experiences, to join and get involved in the export plans. He also assured that this would generate better conditions for producers and even an increase in the price of their harvest.
The director pointed out that they are planning to double the number of hectares for this item for the next summer planting cycle, as well as involving more Cojedeños producers.
He also reported that they are working on a financing plan for the corn harvest, which is planted in Cojedes in the winter cycle.
Nutritional contribution of mung bean
Mung beans or green soybeans are known in Venezuela as Chinese beans, this is because in a large part of oriental cuisine they are used mainly when the grain germinates, which is when the well-known sprouts are produced. The shoots are eaten raw or sautéed, taking care when cooking so as not to lose their particular texture.
In Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Pakistani, Iraqi cuisine, and in many other regions of Southeast Asia, these grains are used.
Sprouts contain protein, carbohydrates and fiber, their sodium content is higher.
The grains are a source of phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, fluorine and copper, they have all the vitamins, except B12 and D.
Mung beans facilitate digestion and intestinal function, contribute to the toning of the nervous system, lower cholesterol and have a high content of vitamin E, they have a restorative action which improves metabolism and alkalizes the body, it is also recommended for fertility.