Ooo Farms Produce
TOOR / PIGEON PEA
HELPS IN CONTROL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
CONTAINS HIGHER LEVELS OF VITAMIN A & C
GOOD SOURCE OF AMINO ACIDS
GOOD SOURCE OF IRON, SULPHUR AND CALCIUM
- Domesticated in the Indian subcontinetn about 3500 years ago.
- It also seemed to have appeared around 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major centre of origin.
- The slave trade took it to West Indies, where its use as a bird feed led it to the name 'pigeon pea' in 1692.
- Pigeon Pea is an important leguminous crop of rain fed agriculture.
- Reportedly contains 20-22% protein, 1.2% fat, 65% carbohydrate and 3.8% ash.
- They also have lower lipid content and are free of cholestrol.
- Pigeon Pea possess different minerals and vitamins and complex carbohydrates.
- Significantly higher in sulphur-containing amino acids like cysteine and methionine.
- It is also a good source of Iron, crude fibre, sulphur, calcium, potassium manganese and water soluble vitamins.
- Pigeon Pea contains five times more Vitamin A and three times more Vitamin C than ordinary peas.
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