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Chickpea is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Also known as:
Kabuli chana

Kabuli Chana are small, hard, knobby, beige beans. White Chick peas are large beige legumes shaped like wrinkles hazelnuts. Kabuli ones are the one of the oldest cultivated legume species known. Its nutty and creamy flavour and firm texture and minimal fat make it versatile into popular dishes which soon become a favourite for anyone who tries it. Chickpeas are edible legumes. There are two main types of chickpeas. Desi are small, angular seeds, which may be yellow, green, light brown or even black in color.

Commonly used in:
salads, soups, stews, hummus, chana masala curry etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, chickpeas are a helpful source of zinc, folate and protein. It is also very high in dietary fiber and hence a healthy food, especially as a source of carbohydrates for persons with insulin sensitivity or diabetes.  Chickpeas are low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated. They are naturally rich in protein important for muscle building and body growth.

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