Organic Chickpeas 500g
Made and sold by: Wholefood Earth
Country of Origin: Turkey
Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine.
Though the most common type of chickpea appears round and beige, other varieties include colours such as black, green, and red. Like other legumes such as beans, peas and lentils, chickpeas are prized for their high protein and fibre content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals known to benefit human health.
Chickpeas have a rich nutritional value, great energy potential and simplicity of preparation and they are more than perfect meat substitute. Highly recommended food for vegetarians and vegans.
With a 25 percent protein content, among them also lysine and threonine, 60 percent carbohydrates with beneficial fats (4.5 percent) and a wealth of vitamins and minerals chickpeas provide. It is not necessary to add any other nutrient to your menu. A portion of chickpeas will enrich your body with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, E, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Thanks to dietary fibre it aids digestion and binds toxins from the bowel. In addition, chickpeas assist venting the excess water from the body, which makes for optimal kidney function. The glycaemic index of chickpeas ranges between 28 and 32 and therefore the consumption of chickpeas is also recommended for diabetics. In accordance with the results of some studies chickpeas even prevent the development of diabetes. Eating chickpeas is expected to be useful in preventing the development of cardiovascular disease. Regular consumption decreases levels of "bad" cholesterol in the body.
May contain nuts, celery, mustard or sesame seeds.
Certified Organic by Soil Association.
Produced by: Wholefood Earth
Sold by: Wholefood Earth
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