ChickpeasĀ is a good source of zinc, folate and protein. They are also very high in dietary fibre and thus are a healthy food source, especially as a source of carbohydrates for people with insulin sensitivity or diabetes. They are low in fat, and most of the fat content is polyunsaturated. It is known in names such as Bengal Gram, Dalia, Kabuli Chana predominantly.

Kabuli type Chick peas is widely used in vegetables and Salads. Also used in wide varieties of snacks foods, soups, sweets and condiments. In Middle-east Chick-peas is widely consumed in form of dish known as hummus. The fibre in chickpeas helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, Consumption of chickpeas may help preventing diabetes, Chickpeas are a very good source of folic acid, fiber, and manganese.