Moth Dal

Moth Dal, also known as Moth Beans or Matki dal is a type of legume that belongs to the Vigna aconitifolia species. It is commonly used in Indian cuisine and is especially popular in the western regions of India. Like other lentils and legumes, moth dal offers several nutritional benefits:

  • Protein:  Moth dal is a good source of plant-based protein. Protein is essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.
  • Fiber: This dal is rich in dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, promotes bowel regularity, and helps prevent constipation. Fiber also helps control blood sugar levels and contributes to heart health.
  • Vitamins: Moth dal contains various vitamins such as thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and folate (B9). These vitamins play crucial roles in energy metabolism, nerve function, and DNA synthesis.
  • Minerals: It is a good source of minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Iron is important for oxygen transport and preventing anemia, while magnesium and potassium are essential for muscle function and maintaining electrolyte balance\
  • Low in Fat: Moth dal is relatively low in fat, making it a healthy option for those watching their fat intake.
  • Complex Carbohydrates: The dal provides complex carbohydrates, which are a steady source of energy and help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Antioxidants: Like other legumes, moth dal contains antioxidants that help protect the body's cells from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.