Chana dal is baby chickpeas that is split and polished. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested. It is produced by removing the outer layer of kala chana (black chickpeas) and then splitting the kernel.
Nutritional Value and Health Benefits
It is high in protein and dietary fibre that aids digestion and keeps you full for long hours.It has a low glycemic index that makes it apt for diabetic people. It provides an excellent source of protein, particularly for those adopting vegetarian diets or diets which do not contain much meat. It is typically around 25% protein by weight, giving it a comparable protein content to meats. It is also high in carbohydrates whilst being virtually fat-free. It is also rich in the B vitamins thiamine and folic acid, as well as several minerals, notably iron and zinc.
These little beans are a power house of lean protein, fiber and iron. They're packed with nutrients, such as folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. This pulse is high in protein as well as dietary fiber that aids digestion and keeps you full for longer. Black Chickpeas helps in reduce of heart disease, Aids in weight loss, lower cholesterol. Hair and Skin (Leucoderma,ringworm, Facial skin care/Promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss, dandruff, greying hair) problems are treated by eating Black Chickpeas.
Beneficial for Women
The phytonutrients called saponins act as antioxidants to reduce the risk of breast cancer,prevent osteoporosis and minimize hot flushes in post-menopausal women. Eating roasted chickpeas mixed with brown sugar and desi ghee helps in clearinghouse. Drinking water boiled with chickpeas can prevent miscarriage and reduce risk of Breast Cancer.
In case of stones in kidney or bladder, you can soak a handful of split chick peas in water overnight and eat the chickpeas with honey the next morning. Jaundice patients can eat a handful of black chickpeas soaked in water along with jaggery (gur)and drink the same water when thirsty for improvement in condition. This water is also effective in preventing frequent vomiting.
What is inside?
On an average 1 cup(100g) of Chana Dal contains the following nutrients.
· Carbohydrates 20%
· Dietary fiber 88%
· Fat 2%