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Moth Flour

Also Known As : Tepary beans flour
Technical Name : Vigna aconitifolia


Usage Tips

  1. Moth flour can be used to make rotis, parathas, puris. It can also be steamed to make idlis.
  2. Store moth flour in an air-tight container away from moisture and direct sunlight.

Common names and forms

  1. Moth Dal Flour


Moth bean is a popular legume which is produced from a drought-resistant climber plant belonging to the family Fabaceae. Moth Bean seeds are one of the great and very potential reservoirs of nutrients like proteins and some essential vitamins and minerals. This plant is native to India and Pakistan. The beans are oblong shaped with a brown to reddish-brown colouring on the exterior. When these beans are roasted and ground they result in Moth flour, which is an off-white coarse powder.

How can you use it?

  • Moth flour can be used to make rotis, parathas, puris. 

  • It can also be steamed to make idlis or prepared into dosa.

Unaware about the benefits of moth flour? There you go…

Moth beans contain calcium which is the mineral vital for maintaining stronger bones and prevent the risk of osteoporosis. It also contains phosphorus which helps to strengthen bones according to experts. The presence of zinc in Moth beans strengthens the immune system which helps to prevent various sorts of health problems. Moth beans prevent one from constipation as it contains fiber. It promotes regularity and eradicates toxins present in the gut.

Health benefits

  • Moth bean flour is rich in calcium and phosphorous which is an essential nutrient for strong bones and also lowers the risk of osteoporosis.(1)
  • It contains zinc which plays a vital role in strengthening the immune system which protects the body from diseases.(1)
  • The presence of Vitamin B in it helps metabolise food and converts it into energy, which is needed by the body to perform day-to-day activities.(1)

Selection Guide

It is best to buy moth beans, roast it, grind it at home and use the flour.

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