PTI Kabuli Chana is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated legumes. It is a small, hard, knobby, beige-coloured bean with a diameter of less than a centimetre. It looks kind of like a wrinkled hazelnut. Its nutty and creamy flavour, firm texture and minimal fat make it a versatile ingredient.
PTI Kabuli Chana are in fact a pulse that grows on a plant with 20 to 50 cm in height and sporting small leaves that look like feathers on either side of the stem. The plant bears white flowers with beautiful pink, violet and blue veins with each seedpod enveloping two to three pods within.
Chickpeas being high on soluble fiber. So, it prevent bile acids from getting absorb into the body and reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol and total triglycerides. PTI Kabuli Chana is an amazing source of protein. If you are a vegetarian and worry to find your source of protein, black chickpeas come to your rescue. It has a whopping amount of 11 grams for every 100 grams of serving it aids in repairing tissues, manages biochemical reactions. So it provides connective framework of certain structures in skin, hair and nails and keeps bones, ligaments stronger. The rich amounts of fibre available in Kala Chana aids in digestion. It adds bulk, prevents constipation and eases stress on the intestines. Ayurveda suggests eating a fistful of soaked black chickpeas in the morning to avoid various digestive disorders.
Chickpeas are high in fibre resulting in your stomach feeling a lot fuller than refined carbs. When you feel full, it will prevent you from eating the wrong foods. Imagine eating a candy and you just want to have more and more of it. That's because there is only sugar in it and no fibre. So pick foods with high fibre like white chickpeas.