Taste Ka Safarnama: In the beginning, horses were fed Kulthi, know interesting things related to this pulse

Highlights

Apart from kidney stones, the pulse of Kulthi is also beneficial in other diseases.
Kulthi is very much liked in the hilly areas of India, in the southern states.
Regular consumption of Kulthi also helps in reducing the bad cholesterol.

Swad Ka Safarnama: Kulthi dal is also included in the crops related to pulses. Despite being virtuous, its publicity (especially in urban areas) is low. But those who know its characteristics, they eat it a lot. It is believed that this lentil helps in flushing out kidney stones. The special thing is that foreign research reports have also stamped this recognition. This nutritious pulse is rich in anti-oxidants and also protects against many other diseases. It has been used in human civilization for thousands of years. It originated in India and spread to other countries.

Very little publicity but strong in quality

Kulthi dal is also called Horse Gram. The reason for this is that it was earlier fed to horses as well. This means that not only is it high in nutrients, but also a lot of hard work has to be done to digest it. But man broke it. If it is soaked for a few hours, then it can be cooked in the same way as other pulses. This red, brown and beige colored Pitted Dal has not been able to get much publicity, yet it has no less fans. It is very much liked in the hilly areas and southern states of India.

The taste of Kulthi lentils is hot. Image-Canva

Despite being such a ‘strong’ pulse, it has a drawback that it spoils much more quickly than other pulses, so it cannot be stored normally. Despite this, it also grows in adverse climatic conditions, such as in the mountains of Uttarakhand and also in the tropical areas of South India. If this dal is prepared in a normal way, then its effect will be hot, but soaked in water overnight and cooked in the morning, it provides coolness to the body.

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The history of this pulse is very ancient in India

Talking about the history of this pulse, it is believed that in the Stone Age, Kulthi Dal was being grown and eaten. It originated in India and authentically its information was also found in the archaeological sites of India 2500 BC. Its leaves are used for animal feed. In the Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’ written in the seventh-eighth century BC, information about the properties of Kulathi (Kulatha) pulses has been given. According to the scripture, it not only benefits in cough, hiccups, respiratory diseases, but is also beneficial for the patients of piles. It destroys the acid and air in the body.

The book has also described it as Kashali and hot. Apart from India, this pulse is also grown in Southeast Asian countries and Western countries. This lentil is rich in nutrients and contains ample amount of minerals and vitamins, including phosphorus, iron and a storehouse of minerals like vitamin C, thiamine, carotene, riboflavin and niacin. About 100 grams of Kulthi dal contains about 330 calories, 21 grams of protein, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 0.6 grams of fat and 7.9 grams of fiber.

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This is why it is beneficial in kidney stone

These different types of elements found in this pulse are its properties, due to which it gives miraculous benefits in kidney stones. This belief has been going on for years. By the way, if you buy it from the grocer who sells this pulse, he will also tell that it gives relief in stones. By the way, NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) of America has admitted in its research report that it is beneficial in diseases other than kidney stones.

Kulthi Dal

Kulthi dal helps in dissolving kidney stones. Image-Canva

According to the NCBI report, bioactive substances like phytic acid, phenolic acid, fiber, enzymatic / proteinase etc. are present in this pulse. These substances help in dissolving the stone by going to the kidney. Due to these elements, this lentil is not only helpful in urine infection, piles, but also provides relief in common cold, throat infection, fever etc.

It also repairs damaged cells

According to dietician and homesafe Simmi Babbar, people who know the properties of this pulse, they like it very much. It is also rich in anti-oxidants. Due to its consumption, aging knocks late, because the nutrients in it keep repairing the damaged cells. This lentil also helps in reducing weight. If obesity will not come from this, then the man will look fit. The nutrients found in it effectively control blood sugar, as well as its consumption also prevents bed cholesterol. Due to which the heart works effectively. In South India, a kind of soup is made by mixing this pulse, Kollu Rasam, which is said to prevent heart attacks. This rasam also keeps the weight under control. If this lentil is consumed in small quantity then it will be fine. It will be better if you keep it soaked for a long time before cooking. It can be sprouted and steamed and eaten.

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