CHICKPEAS ORGANIC LOWERS CHOLESTEROL HELPS DIABETES HELPS MENTAL HEALTH! $1.00 $0.75

PACKED WITH PROTEIN! ONE CUP OF THESE GIVES YOU 1/3 OF YOUR PROTEIN NEEDS PER DAY! LOWERS CHOLESTEROL, SELENIUM FOR MENTAL HEALTH, HELPS DIABETES AND HAS SO MANY NUTRIENTS YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD GROWING YOUR OWN! USE THEM IN SALADS, STEWS, SOUPS, STIR FRY, SPROUTS, ETC.

IT’S A SUPERB MEAT SUBSTITUTE – EVEN KFC IN THE USA IS USING TYSON CHICKPEAS AS THE MAIN INGREDIANT IN NON MEAT CHICKEN NUGGETS AND THEY ARE AMAZINGLY POPULAR!

Description
The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health and many other areas of the body too! The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the plant family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. The plant is grown for its nutritious seeds. Its seeds are high in protein and fibre.

Other names for chickpeas are gram, Bengal gram, garbanzo, garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea

Chickpeas contain a range of nutrients, including protein, which is necessary for bone, muscle, and skin health.

For people who are cutting down on meat consumption, a dish of chickpeas and rice, for example, can contribute a significant amount of protein to the diet. A cup of chickpeas provides almost one-third of an adult’s daily protein needs.

The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent a number of health conditions.

Diabetes

One cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 grams (g), provides 12.5 g of fibre.

Fibre may benefit people with diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association recommend chickpeas as a source of dietary fibre. A 2014 study concluded that eating at least 30 g of fibre per day could help reduce inflammation in people with type 1 diabetes.

A 2018 review of meta-analyses found that a high fibre diet may help lower blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults consume 25.2–28.0 g of fibre a day, depending on age and sex.

Chickpeas can play a role in a healthful diabetes meal plan.

Bone health

The iron, calcium, and other nutrients in chickpeas can all contribute to healthy bone structure and strength. Chickpeas can play a role in the diet of people who want to prevent osteoporosis.

Blood pressure

To prevent high blood pressure, experts recommend limiting the intake of added sodium, or salt, and increasing the intake of potassium.

Current guidelines recommend that adults consume at least 4,700 milligrams (mg) of potassium per day.

A cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 g, provides 474 mg of potassium.

Grow your own and no salt is added! People who use canned chickpeas should check how much sodium the manufacturers have added! Cooking with chickpeas can help limit the amount of salt in a meal.

Adults should keep their sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day, while people aged 51 or over and those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should consume less than 1,500 mg per day.

Heart health

The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health.

Fibre helps decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. Chickpeas contain no cholesterol.

Cancer

Free radicals are toxic substances that accumulate in the body, as a result of metabolism and other factors. As these toxins build up, they can damage cells and lead to a variety of health problems, including cancer.

Antioxidants help the body remove free radicals, and the selenium and beta carotene in chickpeas act as antioxidants.

A cup of chickpeas contains 6.1 micrograms (mcg) of selenium. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommend that adults consume 55 mcg of selenium a day. They also note that selenium’s antioxidant activity may help protect the body from cancer.
In addition, there is evidence that fibre, which chickpeas contain, can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Cholesterol

A small 2006 study found that participants had less low density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol in their blood when they ate a diet with added chickpeas, compared with a diet with added wheat, for 5 weeks.

The researchers noted that the fibre in chickpeas may be responsible for the reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Mental health

A cup of chickpeas contains 69.7 mg of choline, which helps with brain and nervous system function. Choline plays a role in mood, muscle control, learning, and memory, as well as the body’s metabolism.

The ODS recommend that adults consume 400–550 mg of choline a day, depending on sex and whether they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Some research suggests that a selenium deficiency may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older people. This would imply that selenium can support cognitive health, including memory and thinking.

Digestion and regularity

Fibre helps keep the digestive tract healthy and promotes regularity. Chickpeas are a good source of fibre.

Weight management and satiety
Dietary fibres function as bulking agents in the digestive system. Bulking agents increase the feeling of fullness after eating, and protein has the same effect.

Feeling fuller for longer after eating can help reduce the appetite and lower a person’s caloric intake.

Anemia

Without iron, the body cannot deliver oxygen to its cells, and this can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms include weakness and tiredness. In severe cases, life threatening complications can arise.
A cup of chickpeas contains 4.7 mg of iron, or between a half and one-fifth of a person’s daily requirement, depending on the individual. It also provides some vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with moist fertile and well-drained soil. Keep well-watered in hot weather.

Young seedlings need protection from pets, pests and weather until they are established.

Do not re-plant chickpeas in the same place as a previous chickpea crop for 3-4 years.

Sow
Sow direct, or raise seedlings, 20mm deep and 20cm apart.

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
100 days

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