What Is Chickpea?

What Is Chickpea?

Hi Friends of Slim Gourmet! Do you know what chickpea is? Chickpea is one of bean group comes from Mediterranean which usually called Kacang Arab or Garbanzo Bean. Chickpea is mostly used in Mediterranean and Europe cuisine.

Chickpea has a high nutrition composition and free of anti-nutrients inhibitor substance. Then, it makes chickpea categorized in nutraceutical food or completed nutrients food which can promote your body health. A cup of cooked chickpea contains 269 calories, 4 g carbohydrates, 15 g protein, 13 g dietary fiber, and 4 g fat. Otherwise, chickpea is also high
of vitamin K, potassium, unsaturated fatty acid, folic acid, phosphor, zinc, and selenium.

According to some researches, eating chickpea can help in lowering LDL level, decreasing the risk of obesity, and helping in weight loss program. Some health beneficial of chickpea are helping in lowering blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes because of its high fiber contain. Potassium and fiber contained also can help in promoting heart health and decreasing cholesterol level. Selenium in chickpea can help liver enzyme function in toxic detoxify; reducing inflammation, and decreasing the risk of tumor growth.

However, chickpea must be well processed to decrease the amount of some dangerous substances. SlimGourmet serves chickpea by roasting or boiling it to reduce the substances amount. You can try two of our chickpea dishes, Chickpea Salad and Chickpea Croquettes, and get some health benefits from this nutraceutical food.

Let’s live healthy, happy, and prosperous with SlimGourmet!

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