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Black bean

Article Number : 13.030.019
Unit/Weight : 400Gr
Brand : Cock brand
Country : Thailand

Vigna mungo, known as black gram, black lentil (not to be confused with the much smaller true black lentil (Lens culinaris)), white lentil, black matpe bean, is a bean grown in Indian subcontinent. It, along with the mung bean, was placed in Phaseolus, but has since been transferred to Vigna. At one time it was considered to belong to the same species as the mung bean. The product sold as "black lentil" is usually the whole urad bean or urad dal. The product sold as "white lentil" is the same lentil with the black skin removed.

It is largely used to make dal from the whole or split, dehusked seeds. The bean is boiled and eaten whole or, after splitting, made into dal; prepared like this it has an unusual mucilaginous texture. Ground into flour or paste, it is also extensively used in South Indian culinary preparations, such as dosa, idli, vada, and appadam/ paapad/ papadum. When used this way, the white lentils are usually used.It is excellent for light breakfast.

 Dal makhani, a popular Indian dish with Vigna mungo as its main ingredient.

It is nutritious and is recommended for diabetics, as are other pulses