Chickpea Flour


Naturally gluten-free and protein-packed, chickpea flour is a healthy choice for everything from baking to frying. Chickpea flour is naturally dense, with a stickier texture than all-purpose flour when added to liquids. Because of these traits, it makes a fantastic binder for baking. However, despite its dense texture, chickpea flour makes for an incredibly light batter when frying. Simply mix it with spices and club soda before battering and frying your favourite foods to create an easy tempura-like texture. The flour can also be used as a great thickener for sauces and soups. When compared to whole wheat flour, chickpea flour has less calories and carbs plus more protein. Below are the nutritional break downs for each flour per cup: Whole wheat: 408 calories, 3g fat, 86g carbohydrates, 16g protein
Chickpea: 356 calories, 6g fat, 53g carbohydrates, 21g protein