chickpeas

Chickpeas are legumes of beige color with a round shape. There are also varieties that are black, green, or red. Each has its own nutritional benefits. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) belongs to the family Fabaceae. This legume is also called gram, garbanzo, Bengal gram, or garbanzo bean. the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) belongs to the family Fabaceae.  These are rich in protein and have many health benefits as well. many health benefits as well.

Chickpeas, like lentils and other legumes, are rich in fiber and protein. Spectacular flavor and a nutty texture characterize chickpeas. They are also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. This has long been grown in Middle Eastern countries, although they’ve gained more popular recognition lately. Their nutty taste pairs well with a variety of foods. A diet high in chickpeas may result in a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, improved digestion, and weight loss due to their vitamins, minerals, and fiber content. It is one of the most popular varieties of pulses in India.

Specifications

Moisture 12% max
Broken/split/infected 2% max
Foreign matter 0.2% max by weight
Storage It can be stored for 6-12 months, without exposure to heat, light, and moisture

Benefits of Chickpeas:

  • Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • They are excellent for weight management
  • It is an excellent meat substitute in vegan diets
  •  Half a cup of chickpea provides 16% of your daily fiber needs, making them heart-healthy. 
  • Several of chickpeas’ nutrients and compounds may help prevent certain types of cancer.
  • Resistant starch in chickpeas slows down carbohydrate digestion and improves digestive health.

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