Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in red blood cell formation
Aids in weight loss
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of stroke
Reduces risk of colon cancer

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1/2 cup ; Calories: 100; Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbs: 20g;Fiber:7g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 6g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 4%DV; Iron: 25%DV    

Did You Know?

  • Chickpeas are high in iron. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
  • If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, beans like garbanzos can help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Baked and mashed (hummus)
  • In salads and soups

Farming Trivia:

  • In 1793 in Germany it was reported that roasted chickpeas were an agreeable substitute for coffee beans
  • India grows the most chickpeas in the world

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.