Black Gram
Foods

Ulundhu (Black Gram) Benefits

Black gram is a type of bean. Black gram also known as ulundu, mungo beans, black lentils or matpe beans, wigna mungo. It has a high nutritive value and consist high content of proteins, vitamins and minerals. Presently, black gram is successfully cultivated in the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Kurunegala, Puttlam, Killinochchi, Mulathiv, Batticaloa and Jaffna. Black gram is used most famously to make Thosai, Ulundu wadei as well as making dal. Black gram is an imperative part of exotic cuisines such as stews, soups, curries, bread and side…

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Kurakkan
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Kurakkan (Finger Millet )Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

Kurakkan is also known as Finger Millet. Kurakkan originated in East Africa however in the present kurakkan exist in Sri Lanka and India. It is a main staple food in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan’s use kurakkan to make pittu, roti and string hoppers. In the present it is grown in Anuradapura, Monoragala, Hambantota, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Badulla and Jaffna districts. Kurakkan is the most nutritious food rich in calcium and protein and as well as iron and other minerals. Nutritional Values of Kurakkan Fat                    1.35% Energy           …

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