All About Chickpeas

High in fibre, protein and manganese, they’re little bites of goodness. We’ve compiled seven reasons why we should be eating more chickpeas….

1 Chickpeas contain phytoestrogens which are a weak plant-form of oestrogen. Evidence suggests this can help regulate the body’s production of the hormone which can help to lower the risk of breast cancer

2 Phytoestrogen has also been linked to minimising hot flushes in post-menopausal women

3 Just two to three tablespoons equate to one of your recommended five-a-day

4 Chickpeas are high in soluble fibre which can help lower cholesterol

5 A recent study showed that those who ate chickpeas felt fuller for longer and consumed less calories overall than those who didn’t eat any chickpeas

6 Chickpeas are a vegetarian-friendly source of protein, with just one cup containing 15g

7 A 1-cup serving of chickpeas contains 1.7 milligrams of manganese which is approximately 94% of the daily recommended intake for women, or 74% of the RDA for men

Looking for a healthy snack option? Make a bowl of hummous today