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Chickpeas Flour (Gram Flour/Besan)

Besan (Chickpeas Flour) is produced by dehusking and milling brown (Desi) cheakpeas.

Besan is also known by many other names like Gram Flour, Chickpeas Flour,Ground Garbanzo Beans,Ground Chana Dal. Raw Chickpeas or raw chickpeas or roasted chickpeas are ground to fine powder to make yellow-coloured besan powder.Our besan is 100% free from any extraneous matter,colourin matter and preservatives.

Nutritional Benefits

Gram flour is much more nutritious than wheat flour. It is low in styrated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Consider this: 100 grams of besan flour contains about 10 grams dietary fiber and 22 grams protein higher than usual wheat flour. It contains a hogh proportion of carbohydeates, up to 57 grams/100 grams. However, compared to the standard wheat flour, it is still lower in carbs. So, if you have to avoid gluten or are watching your weight, besan flour makes a healthy and versatile alternative to high carbohydrate wheat flour.

Besan is also rich in various nutrients including magnesium, copper, floate and manganese. It also contains iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium ans potassium.

Studies in Melbourne, Australia made a comparative study of wheat flour and chickpeas to find their respective insulin response to middle aged men and women who have no health complications. The results, as published in a 2004 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, mentioned that a chickpea-dominated diet resulted in significant reduction in blood sugar as compared to other diets. Another study, the result of whitch was published in the 2007 issue of The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, showed that besan flour could significantly decrease the quantity of total cholesterol from body, as compared to wheat flour.

Nutritional Benefits
Typical Values Per 100g
Energy (kcal) 390
Protein (g) 20.15
Carbohydrate (g) 63.10
(Of which sugars) (g) 2.8
Fat (g) 5.0
(Of which saturates) (g) 0.5
Fibre (g) 7.5
Sodium (g) 55
Special Diet Information
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Gluten Free Yes
Wholegrain Yes
Nut free No nuts used on line
Soya Free No soya used on line
Microbiological Standards
Organism Typical count per g
E.Coil Absent
Salmonella Absent
Specifications
Ingredients Cheak Peas
Origin India
Shelf Life 6 Months
HS/HTS/NCM/TARIC CODE 11061000
Allergen Information Gluten Free , Non GMO
Storage Condition Store in cool dry condition. Avoid direct sunlight.
Physical Specification
TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION
Colour ---- Yellow
Flavour ---- Chick pea flavor, free from any objectionable tastes
Texture ---- Fine, free flowing dry flour, with any lumps easily broken with light pressure
Sieve ---- 600 micron screen
Moisture ---- NMT 12.00%
Total Ash % (On Dry Basis) IS:1155:1968 NMT 5.00 %
Acid Insoluble Ash IS:1155:1968 NMT 0.50 %
Insect Infestation D.G.H.S Manual Absent
Foreign Starch D.G.H.S Manual Absent

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