Pegeon-Peas, Its Nutritional and Medicinal Value and Health Benifits

Pigeon-peas has several alternative names such as tropical green peas, red grams, kadios, toor dal and arohor dal. Its a very good source of carbohydrate, protein, minerals and fibers. It has good nutritional  and medicinal value as well as health benefits. Its green leaf and root has traditional medicinal value. Every part of pigeon-peas plant can be used in some form to cure pain and inflammation. In Chinese traditional medicine its root is used as sedative, expectorant, anthelmintic. A poultice is used to reduce swellings. In Ayurveda, it is used to heals wounds and sores and to stop bleeding.

Nutritional Value :- Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) uncooked pigeon-peas produces 136 k cal energy, Sugar 3gm, Carbohydrate 23.88 gm, Protein 7.2gm and dietary fiber 5.1gm, Thiamine  0.4 mg,
Riboflavin  0.17 mg, Niacin  2.2 mg, Pantothenic acid  0.68 mg, Vitamin C 39 mg, Vitamin E 0.39 mg, Vitamin K 24 μg, Calcium 42 mg, Iron 1.6 mg, Magnesium 68 mg, Manganese 0.574 mg, Phosphorus 127 mg, Potassium 552 mg, Sodium 5 mg and Zinc 1.04 mg.

Health Benefits :- Pigeon-Peas helps to reduce blood pressure as a result it reduces the chance of cardiovascular accident risk. High folate content helps to correct anemia. Folate deficiency is closely linked to anemia and certain neural tube defects in unborn babies.

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