This dal is split mung beans with the skin left on it. It makes excellent soup and is a very tasty dal. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and so is good in preventing heart diseases. It is free of flatulence causing agents. This makes it an acceptable food for those recovering from illness and also nutritious food for babies.Lentils are extremely healthy, not only do they have a good source of molybdenum and folate, they also help lower cholesterol, and are good for managing blood-sugar. Lentils also provide six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein-all with no fat.