GRAM FLOUR HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in SEREALS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health benefits

Helps Lower Cholesterol

Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body.

Controls Diabetes

Owing to its low glycemic index, it is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. Glycemic index of chickpea is just 10.

Helps improve health of the heart

Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the Heart Care Foundation.

Healthy alternative for Gluten

Since besan does not contain gluten, it is a great substitute to wheat and other gluten containing grains, for those people who are allergic to gluten.

Helps getting rid of iron deficiency

Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia.

Useful in pregnancy

Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby.

Helps during fatigue

Gram flour is a good source of the vitamin Thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy.

Helps regulate mood and appetite

Besan is rich in vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation.

Helps regulate blood pressure

The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure.

Helps in strengthening of bones

 The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones.

Nutrition Facts

 Serving Size:100 grams

PRINCIPLE

 NUTRIENT VALUE

%RDA

Energy

387 Kcal

 

Carbohydrates

58 g

19%

Protein

22.4g

45%

Total Fat

6.17 g

10 %

Cholesterol

0 g

~

Dietary Fiber

11 g

43%

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

41.0IU

1%

Vitamin C

0.0mg

0%

Vitamin D

~

~

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

0.8mg

4%

Vitamin K

9.1mcg

11%

Thiamin

0.5mg

32%

Riboflavin

0.1mg

6%

Niacin

1.8mg

9%

Vitamin B6

0.5mg

25%

Folate

437mcg

109%

Vitamin B12

0.0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid

0.6mg

6%

Choline

 

Betaine

~

 

MINERALS

Calcium

45.0mg

4%

Iron

4.9mg

27%

Magnesium

166mg

41%

Phosphorus

318mg

32%

Potassium

846mg

24%

Sodium

64.0mg

3%

Zinc

2.8mg

19%

Copper

0.9mg

46%

Manganese

1.6mg

80%

Selenium

8.3mcg

12%

Fluoride

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