Horse gram known as Macrotyloma uniflorum is a legume native to tropical southern Asia. Horse gram or Kollu is type of legume that is short, climbing herb that looks flattened tiny seeds. They are red, brown, or black and resemble the shape of a curved beak. Horse gram is rich in high proteins which makes them an essential food for our health.
It was a feed of horses and cattle so name Horse Gram arises. Horse Gram can be taken in form of soup, salad, powdered form or as boiled horse gram. Because of its hard texture and unique flavor and aroma, horse gram is considered a staple in many cuisines.
Nutrient Content of 100gms of Horse Gram:
· Protein – 22 gm
· Carbohydrates – 57 gm
· Minerals – 3 gm
· Calcium – 287 mg
· Phosphorus – 311 mg
· Iron – 7 mg
· Fibers – 5 gm
· Antioxidants – polyphenols and flavonoids