Are beans and legumes the same?
Legumes are plants that bear fruit that grows in pods. Beans are the seed from different varieties of plants, although typically the whole plant is referred to as beans.
Legumes can be broken down into different subsections including: beans, lentils, peas and peanuts.
My favorite lentil!
Yellow gram like other lentils and pulses is a good source of protein and dietary fibre. It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium. It is free from heaviness and flatulence, which are associated with other pulses.
Extremely light and high on protein and fibre, moong dal keeps untimely hunger pangs at bay. Presence of these two nutrients- protein and fibre – make moong dal an effective option for weight loss. According to the USDA nutrition data; 100 grams serving of moong dal has 16 grams of fibre and 24 grams of protein.
A cup of cooked lentils has 18g protein.