Benefits of Black Chickpeas

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 Nutrition Value:

Being low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, black chickpeas can indeed be a healthy addition to your diet. Two to three tablespoons of these legumes are equivalent to one portion of the daily recommended five portions of fruits and vegetables.

1. Aids in Weight Loss:

2. Cardiovascular Benefits

3. Lowers Cholesterol

4. Stabilizes Blood Sugar and Low Glycemic Index (GI)

5. Prevention of Diabetes

6. Great Source of Iron

7. Good Source of Protein for Vegetarians

8. Beneficial for Women

9. Treatment of Digestive Disorders

10. Prevention of Cancer

11. Other Benefits

Skin Benefits of Black Chickpeas

12. Treatment of Leucoderma

13. Treatment of Ringworm Infection

14. Facial Skin Care

15. Healing Properties

Hair Benefits of Black Chickpeas

16. Promotes Hair Growth

17. Combats Hair Loss

18. Treatment of Dandruff

19. Prevents Greying of Hair

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