Travel of Taste: Bean pods eaten for thousands of years reduce weight, there is a very interesting history related to it

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The ‘Charakasamhita’ contains the detailed information of bean pods. There it is called ‘Shimbi’.
Bean pods keep the body’s digestive system healthy.
First it was grown in Mexico and Mizo American Center.

Sem Phali Benefits and History: Legumes have been an essential part of Indian cuisine. Its specialty is that the pods are not only used for food, the remaining bushes and leaves are also excellent fodder for cattle. If it keeps the digestive system of the body healthy, then it also plays a role in controlling weight. It has been grown and eaten in the world for thousands of years. It is considered foreign, but the special thing is that it is being cultivated in India thousands of years ago.

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The fun of dry and spicy pods is something else

There are many types of legumes, but the bean pod (Lima Bean) is different in appearance and has different characteristics in eating. The pods of cowpea, sengri or guar are longer and less broad, while that of bean is shorter and flatter. The characteristics of all these are that if the pod is used for food, then its leftover leaves are better fodder for animals etc. Mostly this pod is eaten dry without making gravy. If it is made spicy in small pieces together, then its taste emerges more. The practice of eating it in cities may be less, but it is grown and eaten a lot in the villages of India.

Bean pods are different in appearance and have different characteristics in eating.

Originated in America, evidence found in archaeological caves

Bean pods This is a very ancient vegetable and it is said that it first originated in the American region. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it is of Central America origin and has been considered of commercial importance since its inception. It is also said that the evidence of this bean has been found in the archaeological excavations in the caves of Tahuacan Valley (Mexican) 2000 years ago. Apart from food, its roots were used medicinally during this time. In Ireland too, it is being grown as a crop for years. The author of the book ‘VEGETABLES’ and Indian Agricultural Research Institute Senior Scientist Dr. Bishwajit Choudhary It is said that the lima bean originated in or near Guatemala. It is now widely used as a canned vegetable in the United States, Canada and various parts of Latin America. According to Chowdhary, it has high nutritional value, yet it is less grown in India.

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Evidence of this bean has been found in the archaeological excavations in the caves of Tahuacan Valley (Mexican) 2000 years ago.

This pod is described in detail in ‘Charakasamhita’.

Indian American botanist Sushma Naithani has also discovered the origin center of bean pods. He says that it was first grown in Mexico and Mizo American Center. These include southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. The special thing is that there is no information in the books and websites related to the history of vegetables that the bean pods have any relation with India. In the investigation, it was found that there is information in the details of bean pods in the ancient text ‘Charakasamhita’ of India, written in the seventh-eighth century BC. There it is called ‘Shimbi’ and it is told that it is sweet to eat, but heavy and hot, as well as dry. It has been advised that it should be eaten with ghee. It has also been said in the text that it is digested by gurgling in the stomach.

First bean pods were grown in Mexico and Mizo American Center.

Prevents constipation, keeps the intestines soft

According to the latest information, calories 164, protein 7.5 grams, fiber 6.5 grams, iron 2.23 milligrams, magnesium 40 milligrams, potassium 472 milligrams, zinc 0.88 milligrams and other vitamins and minerals are found in 100 grams of bean pods. eminent dietician Dr. Anita Lamba According to, this pod is rich in fiber, potassium, which keeps the digestive system healthy. Due to this there is no problem of constipation and the stomach gets empty easily. It also keeps the intestines soft and reduces the risk of piles and loose motions. Fat is not very high in legumes and eating them makes the stomach feel full, so people do not eat too much, which reduces the chances of increasing obesity.

Disadvantages of eating bean pods in excess

The specialty of this legume is that it helps in keeping cholesterol levels low. The folate chemical found in it protects cells from damage. Due to this, the functioning of the heart will be normal. It can also keep blood sugar levels stable. It should always be cooked and eaten. Raw pods can cause poisoning in the body. Its excessive consumption can cause gas problems in the stomach. It can also make the stomach bloated. We also have to keep in mind that it should be washed thoroughly before cooking. Some people who have allergy problems, they have to refrain from eating it.

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