Chickpeas – Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits



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So, do you want to learn about the wonderful benefits of chickpeas, including the health and beauty benefits? This is the article for you if you love garbanzo beans, but also want to understand the nutrition facts of high fiber chickpeas. I also share the connection between chickpeas and herpes. As well, as the benefits they provide for your hair. Get all the latest nutrition facts for chickpeas here.

health benefits of chickpeas

They are a type of legume, also known as garbanzo beans. They are packed with protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and phytochemicals. In addition, they are a wonderful vegan protein food.

If you are vegan and struggle with protein intake, then I suggest trying out this tasty legume. Let’s learn more about the health and beauty benefits too.

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

So, are chickpeas good for you?

Yes, they are fantastic for your body.

So, how nutritious are chickpeas?

They are an excellent source of soluble fiber, vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin C. Healthy minerals including zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium are all contained inside these tiny powerhouse plant-based proteins. You can typically find them in many Mediterranean dishes.

Chickpeas & Fiber for Gut Health

Garbanzo beans contain soluble fiber, which can improve digestion and even help manage weight. They contain up to 75% insoluble fiber, which acts as a prebiotic, promotes healthy gut bacteria, and can help eliminate toxins from the body.

Beauty Benefits of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Chickpeas are also rich in zinc. Zinc in chickpeas helps support clear skin. Zinc is a mineral known to help keep skin clear, maintain a healthy scalp, and even promote hair growth.

So what is the connection between chickpeas and herpes?


Did you know that studies have shown zinc can help deactivate the herpes virus that leads to cold sores?

If you tend to suffer from cold sore outbreaks, you might want to try including foods rich in zinc, like chickpea.

This high fiber, protein rich legume also contains a good amount of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is the vitamin that aids in the formation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

When an individual is deficient in vitamin B6, hair cells might become compromised resulting in slow hair growth, excessive shedding, or even hair breakage.


Vitamin B6 | Folate | Vitamin C | Zinc | Manganese | Phosphorus | Copper | Iron | Soluble fiber


*Per 1/4 cup (60 grams) serving of chickpeas.

  • Fiber | 3 grams
  • Carbohydrates | 8 grams
  • Protein 3 grams
  • Vitamin C | 1% DV
  • Vitamin B6 | 22% DV
  • Manganese | 25% DV
  • Folate | 4% DV
  • Zinc | 3% DV
  • Iron | 10% DV
  • Copper | 5% DV
  • Magnesium | 5% DV
  • Phosphorus | 5% DV
  • Choline | 4% DV

Chickpea Eating Suggestions

Aim to eat 1/4 cup-sized portion three or four times a week. When using canned, be sure to drain and rinse under cold running water. While using the dried version, soak overnight before cooking.

This delicious protein source is also great added to salads, soups, and stews. Make a great hummus dip for snacking on fresh crunchy veggies.

You can also use hummus as a healthy alternative to mayonnaise.

Roasting them makes for a great snack instead of eating chips. You can jazz them up by adding various spices.

I have a great recipe for sour cream & onion roasted chickpeas, found in the Beauty Nutrition Index Cookbook. You can purchase the cookbook here.

Let’s Discuss Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits From Eating Chickpeas!

I would love to hear what your favorite recipe is. Were you surprised to learn about the connection between chickpeas and getting rid of herpes?

Let me know in the comments below.

You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva

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