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Importance of Chickpea

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Importance of Chickpea

  • Chickpea is the third most important food legume grown globally.
  • Chickpea is called : Chana (Hindi), Gram or Bengal gram (English).
  • Chickpea is used as : Whole seed or split seed (dhal), Flour in preparing variety of snack, raw or roasted fresh green chickpeas and Straw as a livestock feed.
  • Chickpea is free from various anti-nutritional factors and has high protein (23%), total carbohydrates (64%) and dietary fibre content (19%).
  • Chickpeas are rich in minerals and vitamins.  

              






               Chickpea Field                                          Chickpea plant ready for Harvest



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