Nutritional Facts of Mooli Moong Dal, Calories in Mooli Moong Dal

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How many calories does one serving of Mooli Moong Dal have?

One serving of Mooli Moong Dal gives 123 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 65 calories, proteins account for 26 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 32 calories.  One  serving of Mooli Moong Dal provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Mooli Moong Dal recipe. Mooli or white radish is extensively used in Rajasthani cooking unlike in other parts of India where it's merely considered a salad vegetable. Radish adds sharp and pungent accents in this bland moong dal. And like all traditional Rajasthani recipes, this dal too, is tempered with ghee. Some households even add tender radish leaves along with the radish to provide extra flavour to the dal. You can do that too!

Is Mooli Moong Dal healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Mooli (Radish) : Radish has many heart protective nutrients like Vitamin Cfolic acidcalciumpotassium and flavonoids. They are an amazing source of fibre which helps in lowering cholesterol levels. The vitamin C in radishes is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which can help arthritis patients. Potassium from radish can help lower your risk of kidney stones. See detailed benefits of radish

2. Yellow Moong Dal : The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Mooli Moong Dal  ?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Radish has many heart protective nutrients like Vitamin Cfolic acidcalciumpotassium and flavonoids.

Combine dal with  bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat rotiwhole wheat bhakri recipe to make a healthy combination. Note that when you combine any dal with any cereal like bajrajowarragibuckwheatbarley or whole wheat to enhance the protein value

Can healthy individuals have Mooli Moong Dal?

Yes. 

Mooli Moong Dal is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Weight Loss Dals

3. Diabetics with heart issues

4. Healthy Heart Dals

5. Weight loss after Pregnancy

6. Kids

7. Cold and cough

8. Diabetic Dals

9. Pregnancy First Trimester

Mooli Moong Dal is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

2. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 123 calories that come from one serving of Mooli Moong Dal?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         37  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          12  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         16  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         21  mins
   

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy123 cal6%
Protein6.4 g12%
Carbohydrates16.2 g5%
Fiber2.9 g12%
Fat3.6 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A250.8 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C9 mg22%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)44.3 mcg22%
MINERALS
Calcium34.7 mg6%
Iron1.2 mg6%
Magnesium32.8 mg9%
Phosphorus19.7 mg3%
Sodium18.2 mg1%
Potassium335.5 mg7%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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