Chickpea Flour SPICEBOX ORGANICS (India Organic)
Chickpeas are indeed very good for you, not least because two to three tablespoons equate to one portion of the daily recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables.
Chickpeas also contain phytoestrogens which are weak plant versions of real oestrogen. There’s evidence that these may modulate the body’s own production of the hormone in a way that could lower the risk of breast cancer, protect against osteoporosis and minimise hot flushes in post-menopausal women.
Tinned chickpeas are fine, but fresh boiled ones are slightly higher in vitamins and minerals.
Both are equally good sources of fibre, including soluble fibre which can help to lower cholesterol.
Can extend shelf life by keeping in cool temperature and away from sunlight.