Chickpea is a key ingredient in hummus and chana masala, and it can be ground to make falafel. It is also used in salads, soups and stews, curry and other meal products like channa. The chickpea is important in Indian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
They are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, hence very helpful against digestive disorders. They are a good source of protein that act like the building blocks of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood. They are an excellent source of mineral manganese which is important for energy production. It has high iron content and is therefore very good particularly for women. It has a low glycemic index and so digests slowly and helps in weight loss.