Botanical Name: Cajanus cajan
Tamil Name: துவரை – Thuvarai
Hindi Name: अरहर – arahar
Malayalam Name: തുവര – tuvara
Telugu Name: కందిపప్పు – Kandipappu
About Pigeon Peas:
Pigeon peas have been cultivated for more than 3,000 years on the Indian subcontinent, pigeon peas are not produced in tropical and subtropical regions across the globe.
Southeast Asia is a peculiarly large consumer of this high-protein legume, but its reputation continues to grow and spread.
There are many applications of pigeon peas, from a cover crop or a windbreak to fodder for livestock, but many people are still unaware of the many nutritional benefits possible from pigeon peas, both in their ripe and unripe states.
Scientifically known as Cajanus cajan, these peas are often mixed with other grains, maize, or sorghum, or crushed into flour and used to make bread.
The flavor is rather unremarkable, which is why they are so often combined in culinary uses, their benefits are undeniable, which has led to them being such a huge crop around the world.
Health Benefits of Pigeon Peas
Helps in losing weight
Pigeon peas has low amount of calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats so you can maintain the health properly. The dietary fiber increases the metabolic rate and reduces the chances for weight gaining. The nutrients found in pigeon peas converts into the usable energy than to store as a fat.
Pigeon peas are rich in dietary fiber which is required for maintaining proper health. Fiber enhances the bowel movements and thus reduces the strain as well as inflammation.
Regular consumption of pigeon peas can result in reduced level of constipation, cramping, bloating and diarrhea. Fiber enhances the efficiency of nutrient absorption.
Maintains blood pressure
Potassium is the key factor which is highly rich in pigeon peas that acts as a vasodilator, this is the best healer for reducing the blood constriction and blood pressure.
Those who suffer from hypertensionor should consume this nutritional pack regularly to the daily diet because they are highly prone to the cardiovascular disease.
Pigeon peas is rich in Vitamin B also the Nicacin enhance carbohydrate level in your body.
It boosts the energy levels and reduces the fat content. It is suitable for the people living in arid climates.