URAD WHOLE SKINLESS ORGANIC

URAD WHOLE SKINLESS ORGANIC


BOTANICAL NAME: Saccharum Officinarum


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URAD WHOLE SKINLESS ORGANIC

500GRAM

BOTANICAL NAME: Saccharum Officinarum

Vigna mungo, black gram, urad bean, minapa pappu, mungo bean or black matpe bean (māṣa) is a bean grown in the Indian subcontinent. At one time it was considered to belong to the same species as the mung bean. The product sold as black lentil is usually the whole urad bean, whereas the split bean (the interior being white) is called white lentil. It should not to be confused with the much smaller true black lentil

Black gram originated in India, where it has been in cultivation from ancient times and is one of the most highly prized pulses of India and Pakistan. It is very widely used in the Punjabi Cuisine and is often referred to as "maah di daal" in the native language by Punjabis. The Coastal Andhra region in Andhra Pradesh is famous for black gram after paddy. The Guntur District ranks first in Andhra Pradesh for the production of black gram. Black gram has also been introduced to other tropical areas such as the Caribbean, Fiji, Mauritius, and Africa mainly by Indian immigrants.

DESCRIPTION

It is an erect, sub erect or trailing, densely hairy, annual herb. The tap root produces a branched root system with smooth, rounded nodules. The pods are narrow, cylindrical and up to six cm long. The plant grows 30–100 cm with large hairy leaves and 4–6 cm seed pods. While the urad bean was, along with the mung bean, originally placed in Phaseolus, it has since been transferred to Vigna.

COOKING

Vigna mungo is popular in Northern India, largely used to make dal from the whole or split, dehusked seeds. The bean is boiled and eaten whole or, after splitting, made into dal; prepared like this it has an unusual mucilaginous texture.

It is also extensively used in South Indian culinary preparations. Black gram is one of the key ingredient in making the idli-dosa batter, where one part of black gram is mixed with three or four parts of idli rice to make the batter. Also the dough for vada or udid vada is made from soaked batter and deep fried in cooking oil. The dough is also used in making papadum, in which white lentils are usually used.

It is very popular in the Punjabi cuisine, as an ingredient of dal makhani. In Bengal, it is made as a preparation called Biulir Dal. In Rajasthan, It is used to prepare dal which is especially consumed with bati.

NUTRITION

Black gram is very nutritious as it contains high levels of protein (25g/100g), potassium (983 mg/100g), calcium (138 mg/100g), iron (7.57 mg/100g), niacin (1.447 mg/100g), Thiamine (0.273 mg/100g), and riboflavin (0.254 mg/100g).[3] Black gram complements the essential amino acids provided in most cereals and plays an important role in the diets of the people of Nepal and India.[2] Black gram has been shown to be useful in mitigating elevated cholesterol levels.

USE IN MEDIEVAL CRUCIBLE CONSTRUCTION

In medieval times, this bean was used in making crucibles impermeable.The claims of such use are with very weak evidence.

CERTIFICATION

MRT gives the product which is grown under the stringent organic standards of NPOP, NOP, and EU certification by LACON GERMANY.

RETAIL PACKING AVAILABLE :500GRAM

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