English Names of Cereal Crops and Legumesby
Horse Gram is known as Gahat or Kulthi in Nepali. Horse gram is the most protein-rich lentil found on the planet. It is diuretic that helps in getting rid of kidney stones. Horse gram soup is popluar in Nepal’s winter helping generating heat and energy in our system. Horse gram is high in iron and calcium.
Ricebean is known as Siltung or Masyang in Nepali. They are nutritious protein-rich. Ricebean is anti-inflammatory preventing oedema.
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Yellow Split Pigeon Peas is known as Rahar in Nepali. It is rich in potassium and rich source of dietry fibre.
Black Eyed Beans is known as Bodi in Nepali. Black Eyed Beans are protein and fibre rich legume. It contributes to digestive health being source of soluble fibre.
Red Kidney Beans is known as Rajma in Nepali. They are kidney shaped. Undercooked Red Kidney Beans contains hight amount of toxin called phytohemagglutinin that can lead to food poisoning. They are rich in protein, carb and fiber.
Red Lentils is known as Musuroo in Nepali. Red Lentils are rich in Vitamin B6. It is most common dal used in traditional recipes.
Split Bengal Gram is known as Chana in Nepali. It is high B-Complex vitamins and Potassium. It helps to lower cholestrol.
Split Black Gram is known as Mas or Kalo in Nepali. Black gram is rich in nutrients, such as protein, essential minerals, various vitamins, fiber, and antioxidant compounds that can help boost your health in a number of ways. It can increase uric acid levels in your body.
Split Green Gram is known as Moong in Nepali. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. High in nutrients and antioxidants. Potassium, magnesium and fiber may help lower blood pressure.
Finger Millet is known as Kodo in Nepali. Finger millet is important crop in Humla and Mugu districts whereas it is the second important crop in Jumla, Khotang, and Sindhupalchok in terms of area and production. Baglung district of Gandaki Province has the largest area and production under finger millet in Nepal. Today finger millet is being used in modern food scenes in forms of nutritious multigrain bread, cookies, momo etc. Finger millet wine is evry common and popular in Nepal. Finger millet is rich in calcium, protein, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamins, dietary fiber, and zinc.
Foxtail Millet also known as Kaguno in Nepali. People cultivates foxtail millet in high hills and mid-hills. Traditional Nepali household consumes foxtail millet as porridge and bhaat as rice alternative. It is high in Vitamin B1.
Sorghum is known as Junalo in Nepali. Sorghum is a nutrient packed grain. It is rich in antioxidants.
Buckwheat is known as Phaapar in Nepali. Farmers of Nepal grow them in high hills and mountain region. Traditionally people consume in form of roti or bread, porridge and wine. It is hight nutriotious grain that many consider them as superfood. It may help in benefiting blood sugar and heart health.
Proso Millet is known as Chino in nepali. People of nepal consume them in for of bhaat and pudding. It is rich in minerals and high in antioxidants. It also has high amount of calcium.
Maize is also known as Makai in Nepali. Maize is the most traditional crop in Nepal. It is consumed in form of Roti, porridge, roasted, oil and various other ways. It is rich in fibers and vitamins.
Paddy is known as Dhāna in Nepali. It is one of the primary staple food in Nepal. Rice and Lentils is the most common food in every household of Nepal.
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