Like all beans, chickpeas are a super food because of their substantial nutritional content (protein, B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium and phytonutrients) and their health benefits.
Bone health—The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
Heart health—The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content and significant amounts of fiber, helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Cancer—Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables, but can be found in chickpeas. It plays a role in liver enzyme function, and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium prevents inflammation and also decreases tumor growth rates.