Bacteria in the large intestine make some vitamin K, but not enough to meet your daily needs, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Mung bean sprouts are a good source of vitamin K, with 1 cup of raw sprouts containing 34 micrograms, which means men get 28 percent of their recommended daily intake, while women gain 37 percent. Vitamin K is essential for the process of blood clotting. It also regulates bone mineralization and helps maintain bone density.
Vitamin C’s antioxidant abilities protect cells from free radicals. Some free radicals develop as a byproduct of biochemical processes.
Vitamin C is also a component of the connective tissue collagen, which supports and strengthens skin, cartilage and organs. One cup of raw mung bean sprouts delivers 14 milligrams of vitamin C. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume 90 milligrams of vitamin c daily, while women should get 75 milligrams. Anyone who smokes should add another 35 milligrams to those recommendations.
For men, that means getting 8 milligrams of iron in their daily diet, but women need 18 milligrams. In addition to carrying oxygen through the blood, iron supports your immune system by facilitating the growth of cells that regulate the immune response and attack infected cells. Men gain 12 percent and women get 5 percent of the recommended daily intake from 1 cup of raw mung bean sprouts.