Bengal Gram (Chana)

Moisture 9.8% Protein 17.1%
Fat 5.3% Minerals 3.0%
Fibre 3.9% Carbohydrates 60.9%
Calcium 202 mg Phosphorus 312 mg
Iron 10.2 mg Vitamin C 3 mg
>Calorific Value - 360 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution

Bengal Gram is believed to have originated in western Asia.It spread at a very early date to India and Europe. Its areas of cultivation are India, Burma, Pakistan, Egypt and other Mediterranean countries, Ethiopia, South America and tropical Austrailia.

Natural Benefits Of Bengal Gram

It is consumed as boiled, also can be taken raw after soaking them into water.for preparation of dhal, the seeds are sprinkled with water and heaped overnight to soften the husk and are dried before milling. Flour is made by grinding seeds and is nutritionally very beneficial.

  • Full of Nutrition

Soaked in water overnight and chewed in the morning with honey, the whole gram seed acts as a general tonic.

  • Precautions

Excessive use of Bengal gram causes indigestion and may precipitate urinary calcium due to high concentration of oxalic acid and form urinary stone or calculi.

Bengal Gram For Various Diseases

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