Legumes and vegetables – a tasty, healthy mix that keeps us awake because it is light and digestible, rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Like other legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, and contain several key vitamins and minerals.
One cup of cooked chickpeas contains:
- 269 calories
- 45 g of carbohydrates
- 15 g of proteins
- 13 g of dietary fiber
- 4 g of fat
- 0 g of cholesterol
Additionally, chickpeas contain vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, and selenium. Besides being an excellent vegan and gluten-free source of protein and fiber, chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium.
So cook some chickpeas and toss them in a leafy salad or add to some grilled vegetables for a tasty lunch full of nutrients!