Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PROTEIN FACTS - "RED KIDNEY BEANS (RAJMA)"

well..... what could be more satisfying than to eat good healthy food and to maintain a perfectly fit body??!!!



I would like to brief about RED KIDNEY BEANS (or rajma as we call it), which is an excellent source of proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals and what not!!!!

Rajma forms an integral part of north-indian cuisine. Its an wholesome source of proteins, fibre and some vitamins. Also its low in total fat and it has a low glycemic index(GI).


Nutritional Highlights:
Kidney beans (boiled, red), 1 cup (177g)
Calories: 225
Protein: 15.3g
Carbohydrate: 40.4g
Total Fat: 0.88g
Fiber: 11.3g

Rajma is a treasure of nutrition, but, consumption of raw red kidney beans may lead to acute gastroenteritis, which may be severe.
Beans should be boiled for at least 10 minutes to degrade a toxic compound - the lectin phytohaemagglutinin - found in the beans, which can cause severe gastric upset. This compound is present in many varieties of beans, but is especially concentrated in red kidney beans. So, its always good to boil the beans in fresh water for atleast 1o minutes before cooking.

So make rajma an essential part in your diet chart and reap its benefits!!!!!!

To start of with a simple rajma recipe visit:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rajma+masala&search_type=

3 comments:

  1. Oyieeeee Devi,
    From where did u nick the article;).. hee hee nice informative one:):).. can u give me some recipe using Rajma?? Have u tried anything??.. Hey how about Soya products , they are equally nutritious na!!

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  2. hey kans!!!... i have posted a videolink at the end of the blog itself for a recipe kans... and yea i ve done rajma masala lots od times:).... and yea soya are also equally good(soya beans n soya chunks are really healthy!!!)... i was tinkin bout doin a topic on soya also!!!!... :):)...

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  3. hai devi......very nice blog and color ful too....you ever tried mathanga erisserry ?a yummy curry with rajma and pumpkin its very easy and tasty too.

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