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Chickpea

Also Known As : Gram beans, Garbanzo beans, Chana, Chole, Kabuli Chane
Technical Name : Cicer arietinum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a slightly grainy and nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Chick peas can be added to salads or can be served as a snack.
  2. It is used for making hummus and falafel.

Common names and forms

  1. Boiled chickpea
  2. Chana
  3. Chana Whole
  4. Chhanna
  5. Chick Peas
  6. Chick Peas Pulse
  7. Chick Peas Soaked
  8. Chickpea Kabuli
  9. Chickpea/Chana
  10. Chole
  11. Desi Chana
  12. Gram Pulse
  13. Kabli Chhola
  14. Kabuli Chana
  15. Organic Garbanzo Beans
  16. Pois Chiche
  17. Saffed Chana
  18. White Chickpeas

Description

Chickpeas are round shaped brown colored legumes that are grown for their edible seeds.

Health benefits

  • Its high fiber content also decreases the risk of diabetes.(1)
  • The iron, zinc, and vitamin K in it  help in maintaining bone structure and strength.(1)
  • Fiber present in it helps to lower blood cholesterol and decreases the risk of heart disease.(1)
  • It lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.(1)
  • It helps to prevent constipation.(1)

Selection Guide

Avoid chickpeas that have broken skin.

Note

Too much consumption of chickpeas can cause stomach pain.(2)

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