Chanadalis baby chickpeas that is split and polished. Chana dal is delicious,nutritious and easily digested. It is produced by removing theouter layer of kala Chana (black chickpeas) and then splittingthe kernel.
Nutritional Value and HealthBenefits
Itis high in protein and dietary fiber that aids digestion and keeps you full forlong hours. It has a low glycemic index that makes it apt for diabetic people.
Itprovides an excellent source of protein, particularly for those adoptingvegetarian diets or diets which do not contain much meat. It is typicallyaround 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 alsorich in the B vitamins thiamine and folic acid, as well as several minerals,notably iron and zinc.
Theselittle beans are a powerhouse of lean protein, fiber and iron. They're packedwith nutrients, such as folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. This pulse is high in protein aswell as dietary fiber that aids digestion and keeps you full for longer. BlackChickpeas helps in reduce of heart disease, Aids in weight loss, lower cholesterol.Hair and Skin (Leucoderma, ringworm, Facial skin care/Promotes hair growth, preventshair loss, dandruff, greying hair) problems are treated by eating Black Chickpeas.
Thephytonutrients called sapiens act as antioxidants to reduce the risk of breast cancer,prevent osteoporosis and minimize hot flushes in post-menopausal women. Eatingroasted chickpeas mixed with brown sugar and desi ghee helps in curingleucorrhea. Drinking water boiled with chickpeas can prevent miscarriage and reducerisk of Breast Cancer.
Incase of stones in kidney or bladder, you can soak a handful of split chick peasin water overnight and eat the chickpeas with honey the next morning. Jaundicepatients can eat a handful of black chickpeas soaked in water along withjaggery (gur) and drink the same water when thirsty for improvement incondition. This water is also effective in preventing frequent vomiting.
Onan average 1 cup (100g) of Chana Dal contains the following nutrients.
· Carbohydrates 20%
· Dietary fiber 88%
· Fat 2%