Desi and Kabuli are the two main chickpea types grown in Australia, with Desi predominating in New South Wales and Queensland, while Kabuli in South Australia. Due mainly to variety limitations and disease management.
Kabuli chickpeas, larger and lighter in colour than Desi, are usually sold into size-based markets, where the larger (over 8mm) are used for canning and the smaller for making Dahl (chickpea flour).
Chickpeas are particularly high in fiber. Studies have shown that people with type 1 diabetes who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels.
2) Bone health
The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
3) Heart health
The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.