Chickpea Flour, also known as gram flour or garbanzo bean flour, is produced from milled chickpeas. Chickpea is grown in many places all over the world. Only requiring moderate temperatures, rainfall and soil fertility, this legume is grown widely in India, Australia and the Middle East. Chickpea contains high levels of fibre and is considered to be a good source of iron, phosphorus, and folic acid. Thought to be around 7500 years old, chickpea is now grown in 35 countries and has been recognized as the third most important pulse in the world.
• Source of many vitamins and minerals as well as dietary fibre.
• Has an earthy flavour and it has a beige, tan colour.
• Can be used as a substitute for wheat flour in baking.
• Has an earthy flavour best suited to savoury products.
• Used to thicken soups, sauces, or gravies.
• Can replace up to 25% of the flour in your baking to increase protein and fibre.