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


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. Bengal Lentils
  2. Boiled chickpea
  3. Chana
  4. Chana Whole
  5. Chhanna
  6. Chick Peas
  7. Chick Peas Lentils
  8. Chick Peas Pulse
  9. Chick Peas Soaked
  10. Chickpea Kabuli
  11. Chickpea/Chana
  12. Chole
  13. Cicer Edessanum
  14. Desi Chana
  15. Desi Chhola
  16. Dried chickpeas
  17. Dried white chickpeas
  18. Gram Pulse
  19. Ingredients for chana masala - kabuli chana
  20. Kabli Chhola
  21. Kabuli Chana
  22. Mogar Chana
  23. Organic Garbanzo Beans
  24. Pois Chiche
  25. Saffed Chana
  26. White Chickpeas


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.


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

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