Green gram is one of the best vegetarian super foods that has been praised for its amazing health benefits. It is also known as Mung or Moong dal is commonly moong lentils which are also known as mung beans. It is major ingredient used in Venn Pongal, a popular dish in Tamil Nadu. It is also used as a finger food.
Nutritional Value and Health Benefits
Natural sprouts are good for health and mind development. If you are trying to eat healthy or lose weight, moong dal can be a good high protein, low fat alternative to meat dish.It is a good source for a variety of vitamins and minerals which is a great benefit for hair loss. Moong Dal along with chapatti for dinner is a best combination for weight loss factors. It helps control blood pressure.It is also a good source of iron and it prevents skin cancer. It is Anti-fungal, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Cancer.
What is inside?
On an average 1 cup(192g) of Moong Dal contains the following nutrients.
· Carbohydrates 21%
· Proteins 48%
· Dietary fibre 55%
We can dry roast the dhal and dry grind it into flour to make some healthy tasty rottis & parathas or wet grind it to make a health tasty versions of idlis, dosas or uttapas. Stale, stinked and dull sprouts should not be used. Cooking of Sprouts should be discouraged as they lose nutritive value. Cooking, frying and roasting of sprouts are not up to the mark of nutrition. Steam sprouts may be given to aged people for easy digestion.