Nutritive value of Roasted Chana (per 100 grams):
|Roasted Chana(with outer husk)||Roasted Chana(without outer husk)|
|Calories: 164 Kcal||Calories: 369 Kcal|
|Carbohydrates: 27.4 g||Carbohydrates: 58.1 g|
|Fiber: 7.6 g||Fiber: 1.0 g|
|Protein: 8.9 g||Protein: 22.5 g|
|Fat: 2.6 g||Fat: 5.2 g|
Health Benefits of roasted chana:
a.) Roasted chana is a great source of good quality protein and is a good substitute for animal protein. Incorporating it into the daily diet is a good way to fulfill the daily protein requirements without adding on much to the overall fat intake.
b.) It is a rich source of several micronutrients like; Iron- 9.5 mg, Folic acid- 139 mg,
b-carotene- 113 mg
c.) Roasted chana is good for diabetics as well; it has a low glycaemic index, the complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein prevent blood glucose levels from oscillating. Thus, it helps steady your blood sugar levels.
d.) It also has resistant starch which encourages fat metabolism and provides better satiety. e.) Roasted chana is fantastic for weight watchers and helps maintain ideal body weight.
f.) Roasted chana helps in maintaining healthy bones. It is rich in calcium- 58 mg, and phosphorus- 340 mg.
g.) Rich in fiber, roasted chana helps the management of cholesterol and triglycerides. Chana with jaggery is an extremely healthy snack. Jaggery helps in controlling blood pressure, its potassium content plays an important role in maintaining acid levels in the body. Roasted chana contains no cholesterol, it supports heart health and decreases the risk of heart diseases by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.
a.) Can be used as flour
b.) It is a super healthy snack
c.) Can be added to curries
d.) Can be churned and mixed with jaggery, to be eaten as a dessert. Serves as a superfood and increases most meal iron absorption as well.
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