Chana or Bengal Gram (Cicer arietinum) is a pulse crop that grows as a seed of a plant named Cicer arietinum in the Leguminosae family. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. India is the World’s leader in producing the Bengal gram, Australia is the second largest producer of it. It is also grown in Pakistan , Turkey, Iran, Burma and Ethiopia. Chana or Bengal Gram is hulled and split which is a pale yellow split dal with a nutty aroma, which is often used in Indian cooking. The split yellow gram dal is further pulverized to form gram flour or Besan.
- It can be eaten as a snack with some pickle, used as substitute burgers, or served with rice and/or a salad for a filling and delicious main meal.
- It is vegan (milk and egg-free), wheat-free, low in fat, high in protein. Chickpeas and Bengal grams are used to make curries.Popular dishes in Indian cuisine are made with chickpea flour, such as mirchi bajji and mirapakaya bajji.
- In India, as well as in the Levant, unripe chickpeas are often picked out of the pod and eaten as a raw snack and the leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable in salads.
- Chickpeas are a nutrient-dense food, providing rich content of protein, dietary fibre, folate, as well as dietary minerals such as iron and phosphorus.
- Thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc contents are available in it. Chickpeas have a Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score approx. of 76%.
- It is a protein-rich supplement to cereal-based diets, especially where people are vegetarians and would not consume animal protein. It offers the most practical means of eradicating protein malnutrition among vegetarian children and nursing mothers. It has a very important role in human diet in our country.
Organic Bangal Gram (Chana Dal)
- Brand: Green Sense
- Product Code: GSP3
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