Bengal Gram - Kala Chana
Chickpeas Brown are also known as Bengal Gram, Kala Chana and Desi Chana.
Grains of Chickpeas Brown are small in size, light yellow to dark brown in colour and have a thick seed coat, have a markedly higher fiber content than Kabulis and hence a very low glycemic index which may make them suitable for people with blood sugar problems.
Bengal gram is one of the most important pulses in India. It is consumed in the form of whole dried seeds and in the form of dhal, prepared by splitting the seeds in a mill and separating the husk. Seeds are angular with pointed beak and small helium.
All parts of the plant are covered with glandular hairs. Bengal gram is believed to have originated in western Asia. It spread at a very early date to India and Europe. The crop was known was the ancient Egyptians. Hebrews and Greeks.
Its areas of cultivation are India, Burma. Pakistan. Egypt and other Mediterranean countries. Ethiopia. South America and tropical Australia.
The high fiber content in chana dal keeps all kinds of digestive disorders at bay, thus keeping the digestive system healthy. Magnesium and folate content in chana dal strengthen the blood vessels and lower the bad cholesterol level.
Chickpeas are healthy as they contain many nutritional elements that are deemed necessary for the proper growth of our body. Chickpeas contain many vital vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2 and B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Foliate and Pantothenic acid.