Chickpeas

Nepalese chickpeas are the brown-colored beans of a legume plant. Its initial seeds are of green colour but it is dried it becomes brown. Chickpeas are very nutritious with an excellent source of protein for a healthy diet. Chickpeas are mostly cultivated in the lowland of Nepal. But now it has grown in the hilly areas covering the sloppy lands. Nepalese chickpeas are popular for its test and quality.

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cicer
Species: C. arietinum
Binomial name: Cicer arietinum L.
English Name: Chick pea
Nepali Name: Chana
Trade Name: Chickpeas

The plant grows to 20–50 cm (8–20 inches) high and has small feathery leaves on either side of the stem. Chickpeas are a type of pulse, with one seedpod containing two or three peas. It has white flowers with blue, violet or pink veins.

Nutritional Profile

  • Nepalese chickpeas are a good source magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. It also contains selenium and small amounts of copper, iron, sodium, manganese and zinc.
  • Chickpeas contain choline and a good amount of Vitamin A and C. It also contains  Vitamin E, K, B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin and folate.
  • 100 grams of chickpeas contains 364 calories

Benefits:
Nepalese Chickpeas are very nutritious and healthy diet. They are very useful to reduce cholesterol, prevents constipation and help prevent digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis. Everyday consumption of chickpeas helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and iron deficiency. It also help to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Chickpeas are mostly used to make curries. Boiled seeds are fried in butter or oil and eaten as a breakfast with boiled eggs or as a snack. The whole dried seeds can also be fried and mixed with fried or popcorn and consumed as a snack. Chickpeas curry is combined with rice, roti, chapatti, naan etc as a meal. Its pest is also used as dough to make many other dishes.

Chickpeas are usually packed in food graded sacks with customized quantity or size. We also provide customized packaging as per buyer’s choice and shipping modes.