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Chick Peas


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Description

The Chickpeas are a legume from the family Fabaceae. These chickpeas are high in protein and one of the earliest cultivated legumes. India is the major producer of both types of chickpeas, which followed by Australia, Pakistan, Turkey, Myanmar, Ethiopia, and Iran.

Description:

The Chickpeas have delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture. A very versatile legume, they are a noted ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. These beans are light cream colored, fairly uniform and rounded in shape, and two times bigger than the brown chickpeas. These chickpeas provide more concentrated nutrient amounts since these nutrients are found in the seed coat.

Storage:

They can be stored in a dry state in an airtight container in a cool, dry, and dark place where they will keep for up to 12 months.

Uses:

Chickpeas can be cooked and eaten in salad, cooked in a stew, ground into flour, ground and shaped in balls and fried as falafel. These chickpeas flour can be used for gram flour and used frequently in Indian cuisine. In Middle Eastern cuisine, they can be used in some famous dishes like sausages, consumed with pasta and soup.  They can be also used as roasted, spiced, and eaten as a snack. They can be preserved in syrup and eaten as sweets and in desserts.

Nutritional Value of Chickpeas:

Nutritional Value of Chickpeas contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                   164 kcal

Carbohydrates     27.42 g

Sugars                    4.8 g

Dietary fiber          7.6 g

Fat                          2.59 g

Protein                   8.86 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A equiv.                1 μg                Thiamine (B1)                 0.116 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                  0.063 mg       Niacin (B3)                     0.526 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)      0.286 mg       Vitamin B6                     0.139 mg

Folate (B9)                          172 μg            Vitamin C                        1.3 mg

Vitamin E                            0.35 mg         Vitamin K                        4 μg

Minerals

Calcium                                49 mg                  Iron                              2.89 mg

Magnesium                         48 mg                  Phosphorus                 168 mg

Potassium                           291 mg                 Sodium                         7 mg

Zinc                                      1.53 mg

Properties:

Shape: Rounded

Size:  Small

Color: Light cream

Taste: Nutty and Buttery

 

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