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Angur BesanAvailable in: 200g, 500g, 1kg
Also known as Chickpea Flour, Besan is one of the most used ingredients in Indian households since centuries. Used to make snacks, meals, savouries and sweets, Besan is a multi-purpose legume flour. Produced in the fertile land of Gujarat, Angur’s Besan is completely mechanically processed. Zero human intervention in the process ensures each grain is free from contamination. Our state-of-the art machinery helps in providing fool-proof packaging that not only keeps the lentils fresh for a longer time, but also ensures no moisture enters the packets – all this without compromising on the nutritional value of the lentil. With Angur’s Besan, you can help your family experience pure taste without compromising on nutritional value.
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Chickpeas are versatile legumes with a mild, nutty taste, and chickpea flour or Besan is typically made from a variety called Bengal grams. This flour, which you can easily make at home, has recently grown in popularity across the world as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Here are a few benefits of including this flour in your diet.
Loaded with Important Nutrients
One cup (92 grams) of chickpea flour packs slightly more folate than you need in a day. This vitamin plays an important role in preventing spinal cord defects during pregnancy. Plus, it’s an excellent source of several minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Chickpeas contain beneficial antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are compounds that fight against unstable molecules called free radicals in your body, which are thought to contribute to the development of various diseases. Plant polyphenols specifically have been shown to decrease free radicals in food and reverse some of the damage they can cause in your body.
Besan is a great alternative to wheat flour if you are trying to reduce your calorie intake. Compared to the same serving of refined wheat flour, 1 cup (92 grams) of Besan has about 25% fewer calories. This means it’s less energy dense. Energy density and portion size have been studied extensively for their role in weight management.
Safe for Diabetics
Besan has about half the carbs of white flour and thus may affect blood sugar differently. The Glycemic Index is a measure of how rapidly a food breaks down into sugars that can spike your blood sugar. Glucose, the sugar your body prefers to use for energy, has a GI of 100, meaning it increases your blood sugar fastest. White flour has a GI of about 70. Besan has a GI of 6, and snacks made from it are believed to have a GI of 28–35. They’re low-GI foods that would have a more gradual effect on blood sugar than white flour.
Packed with Fibre
Besan is packed with fibre, as chickpeas themselves are naturally high in this nutrient. One cup (92 grams) of Besan provides about 10 grams of fibre — triple the amount of fibre in white flour. Fibre offers numerous health benefits, and chickpea fibre, in particular, has been associated with improved blood fat levels.
High in Protein
Besan is higher in protein than other flours, including white and whole-wheat flour. A 1-cup (92-gram) serving of chickpea flour provides 20 grams of protein, compared to 13 grams in white flour and 16 grams in whole-wheat flour. Your body needs protein to build muscle and recover from injury and illness. It also plays an important role in weight management. High-protein foods keep you fuller longer, and your body has to burn more calories to digest these foods.
200g, 500g, 1kg