Brown chickpeas also known as Kala Chana, Which is natural source of protein, high in fibre, It used extensively in Asian cooking as well as around the world for its health benefits, especially by vegetarians. It require soaking-times vary according to recipes. Brown Chickpeas are agricultural produce and although this product has been machine cleaned, it should be examined carefully and washed thoroughly before use.
Commonly known as ‘Kala chana’ (Hindi) in India, chickpeas are a part of the vegetarian diet in India. These are basically legumes belonging to the Fabaceae family. The plants are short in height and are mostly found in tropical and subtropical regions. The seeds are excellent sources of protein. There are generally two varieties of chickpeas, ‘desi’ and ‘kabuli’. The ‘desi’ variety comprises of darker smaller seeds having a rough outer covering whereas the ‘kabuli’ variety are comparatively larger light colored beans with a smoother coat.
Black chickpeas, also known as Bengal grams, Garbanzo beans or ‘kala chana’ belong to the ‘desi’ variety and have a much higher fiber content and lower glycemic index. Being an extremely versatile legume, it is widely used in a variety of Middle Eastern and Indian dishes like falafels, hummus and curries as well as salads, soups and stews or even as a quick snack. In addition to their delicious nut like taste and buttery texture, black chickpeas are extremely beneficial for health.
Kala Chana is a type of legume loaded with nutrients such as protein, fibre and carbohydrates. It is an incredible source of vitamins like B6, C, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, iron and copper. The wealth of nutrients in Kala Chana is beneficial in boosting the immune system, promote muscle mass, regulates diabetes and enhance hair, skin and nail health.
Known as Chanaka in Ayurveda and grouped as legumes – Shimbi Dhanya Varga, Kala Chana is a super source of protein. Add this to your daily diet not just for great nutritional value but also for preventing a plethora of health conditions including high cholesterol, liver enlargement, mouth ulcers, skin ailments etc. Interestingly, the chickpeas exhibit different properties on the body, depending on how they have been cooked.
The ancient medicine describes Chana as astringent to taste with Shita Virya or cold potency, dry in nature, easy to digest but causing constipation.
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Serving Per 1 Cup