Botanical Name: Lens culinaris Medikus
Tamil Name: சிவப்பு பருப்பு – Sivappu Paruppu
Hindi Name: मसूर की दाल – masoor dal
Malayalam Name: ചുവന്ന പയറ് – cuvanna payaṟ
Telugu Name: ఎరుపు కాయధాన్యాలు – Erupu kāyadhān’yālu
About Red Splint Lentils:
Masoor dal is a kind of dal commonly eaten in India and other parts of South Asia. It is made from a small, brown-skinned lentil that reveals a reddish-orange colored inside after it is hulled and split masoor dal is relatively quick to cook when compared with other types of dal.
Whole Masoor is one of the small and good sources of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Masoor dal or Red Lentil is a primary part of the vegetarian diet in Indian cuisine.
Masoor is sold in all of their forms including with or without skin, whole or split. It is very soft and can be cooked quickly.
Lentils are rich in soluble fiber, which creates a gel-like substance in the digestive tract, thereby helping in eliminating bile from the body.
It further assists in removing and decreasing blood cholesterol levels. Lentils contain high levels of proteins, including the essential amino acids isoleucine lysine, and are the primary source of inexpensive protein in different regions of the world for a vegetarian diet.
Further to high levels of proteins, lentils are also a great source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B, and minerals.
What are the Health Benefits of Red Split Lens?
Dietary fiber will be high in these Lentils so it would help to control the blood sugar levels from the body. This fiber also minimizes the rate at which food is absorbed by the blood and thus constantly maintains the sugar level. Lentils, along with peas and beans can control diabetes.
Lentils is completely composed of dietary fiber so it has been proven that a regular consumption of these products can improve in digestion. Actually it helps in reducing the constipation and enhances the bowel movements. You eat this lentils by soaking them in water which helps in easy digestion.
High Iron Content
Lentils has high amount of iron, which is the essential content for regulating the hemoglobin level in our body. Actually it has been medically proven that a 1 cup of lentils contains 36% of the iron. So it’s good to have red lentils every day.
Red lentils has a high amount of vitamins,including Vitamin B3 which acts as a medium for boosting the digestive and nervous systems. Also there are numerous benefits of Vitamin B3 which keeps the cholesterol low and improves the lipid profile.
Healthy Nervous System
It was long believed that micro-nutrients such as vitamins and minerals are the major factors for improving and enhancing the proper functioning of the brain. So you can get an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals in lentils which are helpful for optimum brain functioning.