Chickpeas

Chickpeas are rich in…

Nutrition Facts

  • Protein
  • 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)

Health Benefits

  • Help control weight
  • Raise energy levels, filling the iron stores in the body
  • Reduce levels of homocysteine
  • Regulate cholesterol levels in the blood

Nutrition Analysis

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 chickpeas…

  • 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.