Desi Chick Peas

Health & Nutrition

Introduction of Desi Chick Peas

Desi Chickpeas are a light to dark brown colour. They are in the 6 to 7mm range, with a thick seed coat. About 80% of the Desi Chickpeas produced are split in half to make Chana Dahl, and 80% of this split form are ground into a flour called Besan.

Facts about Desi Chick Peas

  • Desi chick peas are low in fat & cholesterol, high in dietary fiber and rich in protein, making them an excellent heart healthy food choice with established health benefits

  • 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.

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