Chickpeas, known as chana (or chole) in Hindi belong to the family of legumes that are widely consumed by Indians. Commonly known as Bengal gram, they impart a unique and delicious taste and flavour to your dishes and curries. Although available in a variety of colours, beige-coloured chickpeas are most preferred ones. Apart from being economical, this legume is high in nutritive value making it a healthy option to include in your diet.
Chana sprouts also known as black gram sprouts or kala chana in Hindi are sprouts of the adzuki bean. Due to the fact that they are cheaper than other sprouts made form Mung Beans and soy beans to produce, Mung Bean Sprouts and soy bean sprouts; kala channa is commonly used as moyashi, a bean sprout side dish.
Homemade sprouts can be made in 2-3 days time. It is rich in folate, vitamin C, and copper. Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements. The calories in Chana Sprouts per 248g(1 bag) is 37 calories. Chana Sprouts is calculated to be 15Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 533.33g with 6.7g of mostly carbohydrates、4.96g of protein、0g of fat in 248g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Folate and Vitamin C.
These are known to be an effective natural aid for weight loss due to their high fibre content. They not only help in controlling your appetite but also make you feel fuller for a long time. Being the best source of dietary protein for vegetarians, it also plays a key role in proper weight management.
Bengal gram is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, in addition to other health essential nutrients like thiamine, magnesium and phosphorus. Manganese acts as an essential cofactor that plays a vital role in energy production and enhancing your overall immunity.
Chickpeas sprout are a great source of phytonutrients namely phyto-oestrogens (plant hormones) and saponins (anti-oxidants). This legume lowers your risk of breast cancer and protects against osteoporosis by maintaining blood levels of the oestrogen hormone. Chickpeas also help in relieving mood changes during menstruation and post-menopausal symptoms in women.
Chickpea sprout are an excellent dietary source of iron that helps in fulfilling your body’s requirement for this mineral and thus, prevent anemia. This is the reason women (pregnant, lactating and menstruating), growing children and people at high risk of anaemia are recommended to consume this legume on a daily basis.
Chickpeas sprout are found to lower your blood pressure by reversing the changes that occur in the blood vessels of people suffering from hypertension. This legume helps in maintaining proper electrolyte balance in the body due to the presence of potassium and magnesium in it.