Chickpea

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Also known as a garbanzo bean or chick-pea, this legume is a round, tan-colored bean with a slightly nutty flavor, that is a member of the pea family. It is used as an ingredient in soups, side dishes, and dips as a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. When it is dried it is marketed as a lentil or ground and processed into garbanzo bean flour for use in baked goods. It is also often roasted into a nut-like form to be added to salads, marsalas and other food dishes. Channa is a Middle Eastern name used to refer to this lentil that is used to make dishes such as channa bhatura or pindi channa. When roasted, it is referred to as channa roti.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Calories387
Protein22g
Total Fat6g
Total Carbohydrates57g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars10g
Potassium846mg
Sodium64mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories119
Protein4g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates22g
Dietary Fiber4g
Potassium172mg
Sodium299mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories364
Protein19g
Total Fat6g
Total Carbohydrates60g
Dietary Fiber17g
Sugars10g
Potassium875mg
Sodium24mg
Cholesterol0mg

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