Nutritional quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): current status and future research needs


The nutritional composition and the affects of processing and storage and anti-nutrients on nutritional value of chickpeas are reviewed. Future research needs are discussed.

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Singh, U. Nutritional quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): current status and future research needs. Plant Food Hum Nutr 35, 339–351 (1985).

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Key words

  • Chickpea
  • nutritional composition
  • processing
  • storage
  • anti-nutrients
  • future research