About Horse Gram
- Macrotyloma uniflorum is a legume native to tropical southern Asia, known for its distinct taste and texture, widely used legume in many cuisines.
- Horse gram is also known for human consumption for its rich nutrients and medicinal properties.
- Horse gram is commonly grown for horse feed, hence the name horse gram.
- Horse gram is the most protein-rich lentil found on the planet.
- Raw horse gram seeds have the ability to reduce high blood sugar following a meal, by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and reducing insulin resistance by inhibiting protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1. This makes horse gram an extra diabetic-friendly food.
- Horse gram seeds are rich in polyphenols, flavonoids and proteins the major antioxidants present in fruits that makes them so healthy.
- horse gram is a well-known diuretic and is reputed to be effective in increasing urine flow.
- Due to its diuretic properties, horse gram is very effective in assisting in the removal of kidney stones.
- Lipids in horse gram have been shown to have anti-ulcer activity due to the presence of phytosterol esters.
- A common Ayurvedic prescription for asthmatic patients is to consume the paste of boiled horse gram and pepper, which aids in reducing cough, cold and congestion.
- Raw horse gram is particularly rich in polyphenols, flavonoids and proteins, the major antioxidants.Horse gram is also low in fat and high in carbohydrate content, making horse gram healthier for the heart.
- Horse gram is high in iron, calcium, and protein. In fact, horse gram has the highest calcium content among pulses and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein.
- Horse gram contains iron in high levels, which helps to cure irregular menstrual cycles. Horse gram also increases your blood hemoglobin due to its high iron content.