This small red colored lentil, helps boost body energy supply by providing you with slow burning carbohydrates and also by replenishing your iron supplies. Other benefits of red lentils or Masoor includes its antioxidant properties which makes it anti aging food, high fiber content useful in weight loss and diabetes, ability to aid digestion, regulate cholesterol in body, increase immunity, reduce risk of cancer and inflammatory diseases and its benefits for skin, eyes and bones. Of all the different types of lentils, the red lentil, also known as Masoor dal happens to be the tastiest and sweetest type. They also don’t take much time to cook.
Whole masoor,a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Masoor dal is an important part of the diet in many parts of the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent which has large vegetarian population Masoor dal are rich in fiber but less than the percentage present in whole and husked dals.