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Title:   Chickpeas (Garbonzo Beans)

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
Amount per serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 25
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
  Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 718mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
  Dietary Fiber 11g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 1%     Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8%     Iron 18%
Thiamin 5%     Riboflavin 5%
Niacin 2%     Pantothenic Acid 7%
Vitamin B6 57%     Potassium 12%
Phosphorus 22%     Magnesium 17%
Zinc 17%     Copper 21%
Folate 70%     Molybdenum 160%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

280 Calories in a cup of serving of chick peas or Garbonzo beans.
  • 25% of calories in chick peas consist of protein
  • very high in calcium
  • chickpeas are high in fiber

Chickpeas have piles of fiber, are high in protein and energy producing properties.  Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of molybdenum and manganese.They are also a very good source of folate and a good source of protein, dietary fiber, copper, phosphorous and iron.

If you take a look at the nutrition label on this page, you will see on a percentage basis "how much" good stuff you get. The important thing to realize is that for any food you are looking up, if you see a lot of nutrients, with decent numbers, this is usually an indicator of a food that is very good for you.

In scientific terms, foods like Chickpeas have favorable nutrients per calorie ratio.

Additionally, any food that is a core part of any culture that dates back thousands of years is probably good for you in some way.

Hummus is one of the most popular ways to eat Chick Peas. Here is an excellent one:

How To Make Red Pepper Hummus



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