Most of the calories in chickpeas come from carbohydrate. There are about 35 grams of carbs in a one-cup serving. Most of the carbohydrate in chickpeas is fiber and starch.
There is a small amount of naturally-occurring sugar in chickpeas. Chickpeas are an excellent source of fiber, containing 16 percent of your daily needs in one half-cup serving. About one-third of the fiber in chickpeas is soluble fiber, making it a heart-healthy food.
Studies have shown that people who eat fiber-rich diets are at healthier weights and have a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
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