Cajanus cajan, Linn: Nutritional Value, Uses and Health Benefits for Animals
Sheela Y. Shinde
Cajanus cajan, Linn., Nutritive value, Health benefits, Pulses, living beings
Pulses or legumes are an integral part of Indian cooking, which forms a key component of a wholesome meal plan. These are the storehouses of good quality plant protein replete with a ton of health benefitting properties. One such dal that abounds with an extremely rich nutrient profile is toor dal or arhar dal. Pigeon pea is a tropical grain legume grown mainly in India. It is a staple food among several cultures and cuisines all through the length and breadth of India that also serves as a nutritious vegetarian meat alternative. Pigeonpea (Arhar) commonly known as red gram or tur is a very old crop of this country. After gram, arhar is the second most important pulse crop in the country. It is mainly eaten in the form of split pulse as ‘dal’. Seeds of arhar are also rich in iron, iodine, essential amino acids like lycine,threonine, cystine and arginine. Pigeon pea is rich in starch, protein, calcium, manganese, crude fiber, fat, trace elements and minerals. Besides, its high nutritional value, pigeonpea is also used as traditional folk medicine in India, China, Philippines and some other nations. This paper focused on the nutritive value, uses and benefits for living beings.
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Unique Paper ID: 153233

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6

Page(s): 472 - 474
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