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LOW IN FAT
EXCELLENT SOURCE OF PROTEIN
HIGH IN DIETARY FIBRE
SEED POWDER IS USEFUL IN EXCESSIVE PERSPIRATON
GOOD DIETARY FOOD FOR INFANTS TO TREAT WORMS
HELPFUL FOR MAINTAINING BODY TEMPERATURES IN WINTER
BENEFICIAL TO REGULATE MENSTRUAL CYCLES, BLEEDING DURING PREGNANCY AND PORTPARTUM DISCHARGES
कुळीथ / हुलगा
- Horsegram is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.
- Archaeological investigations have revealed the use of horse gram as food around 2000 BC.
- The Brahadaranyaka (c. 5500 BC), a commentary on the Rigveda (c. 8000 BC) mentions khatakula, which is the original Sanskrit name for horse gram. The Yajurveda (c. 7000 BC) mentions the Sanskrit kulattha as the name for horse gram.
- Horse gram has been used as a food item for millennia. The soup extract from kulattha, called yusa, was consumed commonly during the Sutra period (c. 1500–800 BC).
- The vadas (cakes) made from horse gram were listed in the Varanaka Samuchaya (1520 AD) in the Gujarati language.
- Horse gram was used as medicine to treat calculus afflictions, corpulence, hiccups, and worms.
- Horse gram fodder has been fed to horses for centuries and is a good cattle fodder as well.
- Horsegram is one of the cheapest sources of crude protein. Horsegram protein comprises higher lysine content than pigeonpea and chickpea making it a good complement to a cereal based diet.
- Horsegram seeds contains more insoluble dietary fibre required for normal lower intestinal function in humans, and the high content of dietary fibre in horsegram flours might be helpful in terms of maintaining positive effects on intestine and colon physiology.
- Raw horse gram seed is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids and proteins, the major antioxidants present in fruits and other food materials. A solid state fermentation product, Kaulath, obtained from horse gram, showed an increased free radical scavenging property and can be included in the diet.
- Dehulling in combination with germinating the seeds has also been shown to improve the nutritive value of horse gram.
- Horse gram supplementation showed significantly reduced MDA (Malondialdehyde) levels, suggesting decreased lipid
peroxidation levels in heart and liver. Perioxidation is a process in which free radicals "steal" electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage.
- Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Horsegram is an excellent food for rheumatoid athritis patients.
- Traditional texts describes its use as traditional medicine for curing kidney stones, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, urinary discharges, heart diseases and piles.
- Horsegram also has anthelmintic activity which can be used as dietary food for infants to eradicate worms.
- It is prescribed for persons suffering from jaundice, water retention, as part of a weight loss diet, and iron deficiencies.
- Horsegram is considered as 'Garmi' dal and preferred during the winter months by rural communities.
- KULITHAACHE SAAR (HORSEGRAM SOUP)
- KOLLU SUNDAL (HORSEGRAM STIR FRY)
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