Chick peas are rich in…
- Dietary fibre (soluble and insoluble)
- Phytochemicals (saponins)
- Iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and zinc
- Water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid)
- Help control weight
- Raise energy levels, filling the iron stores in the body
- Reduce levels of homocysteine
- Regulate cholesterol levels in the blood
A portion of raw chickpeas (28gr.) contains 102 calories, 5.4 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 1.7 g fat (0.2 g saturated, 0.4 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 0.8 g) and 4.9 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat chick peas…
- As a nutritious snack, combining them with dried fruit, for a more complete and delicious snack through the day.
- Adding them to oatmeal, salads, rice and bulgur to increase the nutritional value of the meal.
- Adding them to homemade sweets instead of other nuts, to reduce the caloric value.