Chickpea nutrition, glycemic index, calories and serving size
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Important nutritional characteristics for Chickpea
Chickpea Glycemic index (GI)
Like most legumes, chickpeas can be made into a variety of foods, with different textures, tastes and, naturally, nutritional values.
Based on the report of The International Tables of Glycemic Index, chickpeas (Cicer arietinum Linn) from the Philippines, dried, soaked and boiled, have a low glycemic index of 10. Chickpeas from Canada have a GI of 33 or 36±5, depending on growing conditions. Dried and boiled chickpeas from Canada have a GI of 31.
Hummus salad dip made from chickpeas has a GI of 6±4. However, branded Australian hummus has a GI of up to 22±5.
A South Asian dish, made with chickpeas, called Bengal gram dal has a GI of 11.
Chickpea flour is another common use of this legume. Chickpea flour bread from Australia, made from extruded chickpea flour, has a GI of 67. Chickpea flour bread, made from a different cultivar, Amethyst-type desi chickpeas, has a GI of 55.
According to Harvard Health Publishing chickpeas’ GI ranges around 28±9.
In all studies chickpeas are a low glycemic index food.
A study has shown that chickpea based meals lead to a lesser response in plasma glucose and insulin concentration, compared to wheat based meals. But this effect has not shown long term improvement in insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals (4).
Consumption of chickpeas, alongside rice, a high glycemic index food, can significantly reduce glycemic response (5).
Research has shown that chickpeas significantly improve insulin resistance and prevent postprandial hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia induced by a chronic high-fat diet. This means that chickpeas may be beneficial for correcting dyslipidemia and preventing diabetes (6).
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