Explore Benefits of Sabut Moong
Sabut or Whole Moong is a staple in all Indian households. These tiny little green nuggets are super delicious and immensely wholesome. And highly versatile! Sabut moong or whole moong refers to the whole seed, while moong dal is moong bean which has been hulled and split in half. It is an ancient super food and has been consumed for centuries. Moong’s adaptability makes it extensively popular amongst food enthusiasts and nutritionists across the world.
Moong can be eaten cooked or sprouted. Sprouted, these beans are packed with potent enzymes, vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants. Of all the pulses, moong are definitely the fastest and the most trouble-free to sprout.
Turn it into a scrumptious curry or a nutritious broth, or add moong to a sandwich. Make savoury pancakes, add them to chaat or use them in a salad. Include moong in any dish and you’ve got a wholesome meal.
Nutritional Benefits of Moong
Green moong beans are loaded with nutritional health benefits. It is a low calorie food that is full of vitamins and minerals. It is an all-natural plant based protein source which is low in calories, low in fat, high in fibre and high in protein.
- Approximately 100gms of moong contains 18g of fibre and 25g of protein. The fibre supports digestive health, perks up the working of the GI tract and prevents constipation.
- The protein-fibre amalgamation plays a pivotal role in lowering blood cholesterol level and supporting healthy cardiovascular health. It also has a significant part to play in stabilizing blood sugar levels and is fantastic for diabetics.
- Alongside, these seeds are rich in folate, phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamin K.
To get you started in adopting moong into your diet, here are a bunch of moong-based recipes that are brimming over with nutritive goodness:
- Moong usal: A Maharashtrian favourite, this recipe uses boiled moong sprouts. It contains a lots of vegetables and uses a few simple Indian spices – mustard, cumin, turmeric and chilli for maximum flavour. Liberally garnished with coriander and lots of lime juice, this recipe is an absolute champion.
- Whole green moong dal: An easy to make and nutritious recipe, moong dal is cooked with onions, tomato, garlic, ginger and spices. Adding lime juice, takes the dish to a whole new level of
- Moong Bean in coconut curry: This healthy curry uses coconut milk, coriander, and lime. Unquestionably easy to make, this moong curry is a one-pot wonder. The coconut milk gives it a mild undertone, while the spices add a bite. It pairs perfectly with a bowl of rice.
Use Tata Sampann Moong as it is unpolished and is not subjected to extreme processing with water, oil or leather. As the nutritive value is preserved, it is the perfect addition to your grocery list and you diet.
Nutr Rev, 2001
This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah
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