GREEN MOONG - GREEN GRAM - SPLIT DAL
Green Moong - Green Gram - Split Dal
These are small beans, olive-green colored outside, and off-white or mustard-colored inside. Green mung splitting is done in a mill, but skin is not removed during the process. Hence the name Moong split daal. It is rich in healthy nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, calcium, and iron. Due to its incredible health benefits it is advisable to include it in diet.
Here is some scientific or botanical information on green moong:
Common Name: Mung bean, Moong, Maash, Munggo, Monggo
Botanical Name: Vigna radiata L. Wildzek.
Specie: V. radiata
Origin and History
Green Moong first originated in India and propagated to other countries. Now it is cultivated in many Asian and European countries, including Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Africa, Australia, America. Central Asia is the biggest producer and exporter of green moong.
This daal is used in various dishes and consumed in a large amount by central Asia, being an essential part of the Asian diet.
Green moong is known by different names like "Mung Beans" in many parts of the world.
Taste of Green Moong
Green moong or green beans have a sweet taste and a very soft and mild texture. We can enhance its flavor by adding different spices while cooking.
Dishes of Green Mung Beans
You can make a wide range of sweet and salty dishes using green moong. Being easy to digest, you can eat it without worrying about digestive issues.
- Indian lentil curry is the standard recipe for green moong made with simple cooking of moong daal in oil and spices.
- Khichdi is one of the most popular meals that involve green moong. It is made with rice and green moong. Being very light in digestion, people with gut issues consume it often.
- You can make green moong Tikki as snacks by crushing the beans into powder or semi-powder.
- Ven Pongal is a green moong breakfast recipe. It is porridge-like and made with white rice and light spices.
- The green moong halwa recipe comes in the dessert category. This sweet dish is made with powdered green moong and sugar.
- Laddo's recipe for green moong is also a sweet dish made with these lenticels.
Nutritional value per 100g serving
- Energy 347cal
- Fat 1.15g
- Fiber 26g
- Protein 23.86g
- Carbohydrates 62.62g
- Sugar 6.6g
- Cholesterol 0mg
Health Benefits of Green Gram
Green mung is one of the healthiest staple diets in India. It has many health benefits as follows:
- It helps our body produce red blood cells. It contains various essential nutrients, including Vitamin B9, Folate, and Folic Acid.
- It prevents seasonal diseases and heat strokes because it has excellent quantities of Vitexin and Isovitexin.
- Green moong is an excellent source of Magnesium and Potassium. It lowers hypertension and provides essential salts to the body.
- It prevents cancer because it is rich in antioxidants and prevents the growth of cancer cells.
- It is the best diet for bowl and stomach because it contains 57% dietary fiber.
- Green Moong controls blood sugar levels and also prevents diabetes. It also helps in weight loss.
Store green moong in an air-tight container to prevent it from humidity. Make sure that the place is cool and dry. After cooking, keep it in the refrigerator to store for a day.
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