The humble moong is not just affordable and nutritious, but delicious and versatile too. Keep reading and you’ll find there’s more to moong than the standard dal preparation.
Containing protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds, moong offers balanced nutrition all on its own. Boiled moong offers a protein content of over 7%, fibre content of about 8% and a 19.15% carbohydrate content. It is one of the best sources of plant-based protein. Moong dal is also rich in essential amino acids, which your body is unable to produce on its own. Moong dal is also rich in flavonoids and phenolic acids which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Although moong comes with certain antinutritional factors, their effects can be combated through cooking, germination, fermentation or dehulling. Moong beans also contain potassium, magnesium and fibre, which have been linked to lower blood pressure levels in adults.
We see social media posts and professionals saying this all the time – ‘eat organic’. However we do not always act on it and at times we don’t delve deeper into how it can really impact us. Toxins in our system include environmental toxins as well. They can affect our metabolism, mitochondrial health that can lead to long term damages. Here are some key reasons we must start looking into organic produce.