Black Gram

Black Gram

Scientific Name :

Vigna Mungo

Medicinal Value :

Due to high pottasium content, black gram acts as an aphrodisiac, reduces high blood pressure, helps in erectile dysfunction

Nutrient Value :

Rich in pottasium, phosphorous, calcium, sodium and has small amount of iron. Also rich in vitamin A, B1, B3 and has small amount of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C

Culinery and Other Values :

Used in culinary preparations such as papad and curries. The green wholesome pods are consumed as vegetable. Used for peparing idlis, dosas and vadas.

Glossary :

  • English : Black Gram
  • Tamil : Ulundhu
  • Malayalam : Uzhunnu
  • Telugu : Minu Mulu / Manipa / Uddulu
  • Kannada : Uddu
  • Hindi : Subat Urd / Urid
  • Bengali : Mashkolair Dal / Kaalo Dal / Mash / Kalai
  • Gujarati : Aalad / Udad
  • Konkani : Oodeedu / Urdachi / Udid
  • Marathi : Uddachi / Udid
  • Oriya : Biri (Gota) / Muga Dali
  • Punjabi : Mah-Di / Mash
  • Tulu : Urdu