Masoor dal or lentil dal is the Indian name for split red lentil, which is known all over the world as masoor dal due to the great use of this lentil by Indians. In fact, in Hindi, double beans that have been cut in half are called dal.

If you want to know the difference between this lentil and its other type, green lentils, it must be said that red lentils are actually the same green lentils that are obtained after peeling the surface. Its color is red at first, but the longer it is harvested and produced, the fainter it becomes.

One of the great features of masoor dal (split red lentils) is the short time required for cooking, but it is necessary to know that masoor dal has many other features that make its use in the daily diet mandatory for every family.

One of the important points that needs to be answered is what is the reason for splitting red lentils in half?

splited red lentils or masoor dal (with a light orange color) differ from other types in two important ways. They require much less cooking time (less than ten minutes) and after cooking, they become softer and more glazed, so they give a better taste to the food.


Nutritional Value of masoor dal (split red lentils) :

The amount of nutrients per 100 grams of masoor dal (split red lentils) is as follows:

358 units (kcal) calories

About 0.1 g of saturated fat

23.91 grams of protein

48 mg of calcium

7.39 mg of iron

2 mg sodium

294 mg of phosphorus

369 mg of potassium

63.10 grams of carbohydrates, which contains 8 grams of fiber and 1.8 grams of sugar


masoor dal or split red lentils


Benefits of masoor dal (split red lentils) :

First of all, we must say that masoor dal have a lot of fiber, which makes it one of the best options for weight loss. In addition, in the treatment of constipation and help with intestinal and gastric diseases, this amount of fiber can be used, because the consumption of masoor dal accelerates the digestive process in the body.

The same amount of high fiber can regulate glucose fluctuations and reduce blood sugar and balance blood sugar.

Beans are generally rich in folic acid and antioxidants, which reduce the risk of cancer. In addition to antioxidants, due to the high amount of fiber in red lentils and masoor dal, the digestive process is greatly accelerated, and this causes a decrease in bile secretion, thus preventing intestinal and gastric cancer.


At the beginning of the article, we said that masoor dal or split red lentils are about 48 mg of calcium per 100 g, so its consumption is one of the best bone and physical strength enhancers. Placing masoor dal in your daily diet can strengthen the bones of children and pregnant women.

These are just a few of the benefits and properties of masoor dal that we mentioned in this article. Other benefits such as strengthening and rejuvenating the skin and hair, maintaining and strengthening eyesight, are other properties of this valuable food.



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