Amazing Health benefits of Chickpea flour – @Nutraspot28
Chickpea flour also known as Besan in Asian countries. Chickpea flour is a best alternative to white flour. People with celiac disease replace white flour or wheat flour with chickpea flour. Chickpea flour contain 25% less calories than white flour.
Nutritive value of chickpea flour
100 grams of chickpea flour contain
|Total fat||6.2 grams|
Many healthy nutrients are found in chickpea flours such as fiber, protein, folate, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus.
In addition, chickpea flour is also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants compete with free radicles which cause many diseases.
Health benefits of Chickpea flour
According to health experts, Chickpea flour does not cause hunger to increase. Chickpea flour reduces the rapidity of hormone called ghrelin, so the intensity of hunger decreases. Chickpea flour contain a good amount of dietary fiber which keep you fuller for a longer period of time, thus chickpea flour promote satiety.
Chickpea flour is rich in potassium and magnesium. Both these nutrients are good for maintaining normal blood pressure. In addition to lower blood pressure, it also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. 778 mg of potassium is present is one serving of chickpea flour.
Dietary fiber in chickpea flour helps to regulate digestion. If you have constipation start consuming chickpea flour as it helps to slow down digestion. It helps you to relieve from constipation.
Blood glucose levels
Chickpea pea flour is low in glycemic index. Glycemic index of chickpea flour is 10. It helps to maintain your blood glucose levels. It helps to prevent insulin resistance. Diabetic patients replace white flour with chickpea flour as it helps to manage your blood sugar level.
Chickpea flour has certain properties to treat acne. It helps to control oil in your skin. If you have oily skin, take 2 Tbsp of chickpea flour and mix it with rose water. Make a smooth paste. Apply on skin and wait until it dries. Once it dry, wash your face and apply a good moisturizer. This will help to balance oil on your face and treat acne as a result of excessive oil. It also helps to treat dark spots.
Chickpea flour is rich in soluble fiber which helps to reduce weight. Chickpea flour has low calorie content as compared to other flours. It is also rich in protein which helps to burn your calories faster.
Chickpea flour is rich in iron. It helps to treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. It helps to prevent low hemoglobin levels which lead to anemia.
Chickpea flour recipes
- Chickpea flour tortilla/chapatti
- Pakora (Indian recipe)
- Dhokla (Indian recipe)
- Cheese bread roll
- Chickpea flour toast
- Chickpea flour coated capsicum
- Chickpea flour halwa