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Known as a Chana or Chickpea, it is a helpful source of zinc, foliate and protein.
"Bengal gram is called Chickpea or Gram in South Asia. Bengal gram is a major pulse crop in India, widely grown for centuries with majority production taking place in north & central India during winter crop and harvested in March-April and accounts for nearly 40 percent of the total pulse production. Bengal gram is widely appreciated as health food, , consumed in many forms such as Whole, after de shelling as Dal and also flour popularly known as Besan. It is a protein-rich supplement to cereal-based diets, especially to the poor in developing countries, where people are vegetarians or cannot afford animal protein. It is an important cool season food legume having extensive geographical distribution. Its straw has also good forage value.
• Local Name: Kala Chana
• Botanical Name: Cicerarietinum
• Nutritional Constituents: Protein 21.1gm, Fat 4.5, Carbohydrates 61.5, Calcium 149mg, Iron 7.2mg, Ribloflafin 0.14mg, Niacin 2.30m"
Shelf Life : 12 Months
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