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The Most Common Causes Related to Poor Digestion

Historically Chickpeas have been used almost since recorded time began. They have recorded uses of Chickpeas in Italy and Greece since the Bronze Age. Chickpeas are believed to be one of, if not the oldest cultivated vegetables. There is evidence to suggest Chickpeas were used as far back as 9500BC.There are 2 types of Chickpeas cultivated today. The "Desi" cultivated in India, Mexico and Ethiopia and the "Kabuli" Commonly cultivated in Northern Africa, Southern Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Chile. Chickpeas, also commonly known as Garbanzo beans, are botanically classified as Cicer arietinum of the plant family 'Fabaceae'. They are an annual crop used as a feed for Humans and Livestock. Peas and Beans are the major source of Protein in Vegan and Vegetarian diets.Dahl Chickpeas (split chickpeas) is one of the most popular varieties, which are from the Desi Chickpeas. Kabuli Chickpeas are usually consumed as a whole pea seed.The consumption of Chickpeas and other pulses are is coming more popular as people are recognising the nutritional value of them and other Pulses. In Australia only a small portion of its total Chickpea crop is consumed with the majority shipped to India amongst other countries.Chickpeas are high in B Group Vitamins (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12) Vitamin, C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. they are high in Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Potassium. Chickpeas contain around 8g of Dietary Fibre per 100gChickpeas are high in lysine, an amino acid used by the body for many functions including muscle repair and for maintaining muscle mass. Lysine aids in the production of hormones.

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