Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)

The lentil is an edible legume. It is a bushy annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each. In South Asian cuisine, split lentils are known as dal.




Red Lentil or commonly known as Masoor dal is a very important part of vegetarian diet in Indian cuisine. Masoor dal is sold in all forms of whole or split. It is very soft dal to eat and cooks quickly as well. Whole Masoor is small and good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Biological name is Lens culinary. Lentils are extremely rich in soluble fiber, which forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract thereby helping us in removing bile from the human body.

Lentils also helps in controlling blood cholesterol levels. Red Lentils contain high levels of protein, including essential amino acids and is also an inexpensive source of protein diet.

Red Lentils also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals which are important for our body. Red Lentils also helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels.Red Lentils is a good source of potassium and iron in our Diet.

Health Benefits
1. Prevents Rapid Aging
There is an abundance of anti-oxidants in the red lentils that tend to minimize the cell and tissue damage and also destroy the free radicals. Therefore, when consumed at least 2 to 3 times in a week.
2. Effective for Weight Loss
Masoor Dal also controls your appetite and can make you feel fuller for longer periods of time.
3. Effective for Diabetic Patients
The Masoor Dal has a low glycemic index that makes it an effective food item for those suffering from diabetes. In addition to this, the red lentils are also loaded with fiber that is not digested easily.
4. Reduces Risk of Cancer
he anti-cancer properties of the Masoor Dal are due to the high content of fiber and folate in its composition.
6. High Protein Content
You would not feel the urge to eat any junk food items after having a bowl full of the “Masoor Dal”. Therefore, you can achieve the desired weight loss with minimum efforts.
7. Reduces Inflammation
The Masoor Dal is rich in folate, fiber, Vitamin B, and protein that help in the reduction of inflammation. Research says that a diet rich in red lentils can reduce the risk of inflammation and several articles.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 546 g
Serving Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 800 Calories from Fat 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 1230g 51%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 13g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 120%
Calcium 20%
Iron 35%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Total FatLess than65g80g
Less thanSat Fat20g25g
CholesterolLess than300mg300mg
Total CarbohydrateLess than300g350g
Dietary FiberLess than25g30g


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