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Exotic Ingredients : Pigeon Peas

Pigeon Peas belong to the legume family It is beige exterior with yellow interior. It was grown in India and then spread across the other parts of the world. It comes from a plant Cajanus Cajan. The pigeon peas in India are called Tur. In India they are used to prepare dals and also as stuffing for hand pies eaten as a snack. Pigeon Peas take longer to cook. Rinse the peas two times before you cook in water. It helps in cur of coughs, bronchitis, diarrhea, diabetes and sore throats. It can also lower saturated fat and cholesterol. When cooked it has a nutty flavor and is high in vitamins and minerals including potassium. It can be stored in a dark place in the pantry for almost a year

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