A balanced diet is important for the overall wellbeing of an individual. Pulses are an important part of a nutritive diet. Horse gram is a pulse crop widely cultivated and consumed in India since ancient times. It is a protein-rich lentil found on the planet. It provides very high energy levels which is why race horses are fed with this gram. Horse gram has the highest calcium content among pulses. Hence it is very good for our bones.
Horse Gram is a powerful legume that can promote weight loss. The seeds of horse gram have natural qualities that work as fat burners. It can reduce the LDL cholesterol and increase the HDL cholesterol. Studies have proven that horse gram seeds can directly attack the fatty tissues stored in the body. It also abounds in essential trace minerals like iron, molybdenum and calcium.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that horse gram is being widely consumed globally today, in the form of the sprouted or boiled seeds, as a health drink made with the ground powder, as well as in traditional Indian dishes like dals, soups and salads