Black Gram, Its Nutritional and Medicinal Value and Health Benifits

Black Gram, is also known as black lentil, mungo bean, vigna mungo , black matpe bean. white lentils. Urad   dal in Hindi. In Bengali  mashkalai ḍal. Folate (Vitamin B9) is essential for cell development, red blood cell formation, heart health. Vigna mungo contains good quantity folate. According to Ayurveda, Black Gram is  considered as a natural aphrodisiac as it is highly effective for treating premature ejaculation.  Have this pulse to have a healthy sex life. It enhances the milk flow of lactating mother. Black Gram is used as a herbal treatment for baldness. It has good  anti-inflammatory and pain reliving properties.

Black gram, mature seeds, raw nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) :- 

Carbohydrate 58.99gm, Protein 25.21gm,  Fat 1.64 gm. Dietary fiber18.3gm.

Vitamins :- Thiamine (B1) 0.273 mg. Riboflavin (B2)0.254 mg. Niacin (B3)1.447 mg. Pantothenic acid (B5)0.0 mg.  Vitamin B(6) 0.281 mg. Folate (B9)216 μg.

Minerals:- Calcium 138 mg. Iron7.57 mg. Magnesium 267 mg. Phosphorus 379 mg. Potassium983 mg.
Sodium 38 mg. Zinc 3.35 mg.

Health Benefits :-

* Heart has the highest magnesium requirement of any organ. With insufficient amounts of magnesium,  heart cannot function properly.  Hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac arrhythmia, cardiovascular disease  and sudden cardiac death are all potential effects of magnesium deficiency. Black gram is good source of magnesium. 

* Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.

Calcium and phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body. These two important nutrients work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. About 85% of the body's phosphorus is in bones and teeth.  It also helps reduce muscle pain after a workout. Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. Black gram is good source of  phosphorus.

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