Health Benefits And Nutrition Facts of Green Vs Yellow Moong Dal
I am back and this time with nutrition facts of yellow moong dal and green moong dal. These legumes are very common in Indian cuisine both in the North and in the South.
Green moong beans
Green moong dal is actually moong bean. When it is split and the skin removed you get the yellow moong dal. It makes cooking easier but you need to give up on the fibre content that whole green moong has to offer
Health benefits of whole green moong dal
Moong beans have zero cholesterol and are rich in soluble dietary fibre. Foods that are rich in soluble fibre are known to be helpful in lowering the “bad” LDL cholesterol. In order to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body it is advised to consume 10 to 25 g of soluble dietary fibre each day.
Moong and other beans have protease inhibitors in them. These protease inhibitors are known to prevent cancer. They block and prevent the formation of cancerous cells and tumour cells.
Moong beans are a diabetic friendly food as they have a low GI. Foods low in glycemic index help in maintaining ideal levels of blood sugar. Generally, people who consume foods with low GI have lower body fat when compared to those who eat foods with a high GI (like sugary drinks and white bread).
Moong beans are a good source of protein for the vegetarians. Though meat still ranks the first in protein content but moong dal is also not far behind. A 100 g serving of moong dal can provide you with 24 g protein.
Vitamins and minerals
Moong beans are rich in vitamin B-1, vitamin C and vitamin B-6. These vitamins are essential to perform several body functions. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is known to protect the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals. It is rich in potassium and iron too.
Help in weight loss
Green moong dal has complex carbs, protein and fibre in it. It is a good and filling option for those who want to shed kilos. Tarun has written a post on various green moong dal recipes, check them out here.
Nutrition facts of green moong beans
Net carbs-46.32 g
A 100 g serving of green moong beans has 347 calories. It is high in potassium, low in sodium. It has around 46 g of net carbs in it. It is high in fibre.
Yellow moong dal
It is known to be very dieter friendly as it is very low in calories. Yellow moong dal is extremely light and easy to digest. It can be eaten by those who are ill without any second thoughts :). Moong dal is used for making soups, dal fry or a simple dal as a side dish with roti or rice. Boiled moong dal is also used as a stuffing for parathas.
Nutrition facts of yellow moong dal
Net carbs- 48 g
A 100 g serving of yellow moong dal has 351 calories. It has around 48 g of net carbs in it.
Will you make it a point to include green Moong beans and yellow Moong dal in your diet?
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