udad seeds

udad seeds
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Description
Vigna mungo, black gram, urad bean, minapa pappu, mungo bean or black matpe bean (masa) is a bean grown in the Indian subcontinent.Like its relative, the mung bean, it has been reclassified from the Phaseolus to the Vigna genus. 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 be confused with the much smaller true black lentil
Black gram originated in I ndia, 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 Punjabi cuisine and is often referred to as maah di deal in the native language by Punjabis.
The Coastal Andhra region in Andhra Pradesh is famous for black gram. 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 1 Indian immigrants.
Black gram is very nutritious as it contains high levels of protein (25g/100g), potassium(983mg/100g), calcium(138 mg/100g), iron(7.57mg/100g), niacin(1.447mg/100g), Thiamine (0.273 mg/100g), and riboflavin (0.254 mg/100g). 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. Black gram has been shown to he useful in mitigating elevated cholesterol levels.
INDIAN NAME OF SPICES
Hindi : udad ke beej, Gujarati: Aḍadanā bīja, Tamil: Uḷuntu vitaikaḷ
FOREIGN NAME OF SPICES
Spanish : semillas de urad, German : Urad-Samen, Arabic : budhur yurad, Italian : semi di urad, Japanese: Urado no shushi

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