Chickpea

Abundant familiar legume used as a bulk flour or highly functional protein
protein nutrition
allergenicity
flavor
functionality
cost
crop supply
= excellent = good = fair = low = poor

Dry composition

sourcing

  • Major crop in India
  • Emerging protein source
  • Flour, concentrate, isolates, textured
  • Possible pea alternative

nutrition

  • PDCAAS 0.52
  • Limiting AA: Cys, Met & Try
  • High fiber, folate, iron, phosphorus
  • Antinutritional factors
  • Allergenicity: regional

properties

  • High solubility
  • Foaming (‘aquafaba’)
  • Emulsification
  • Flour: gritty mouthfeel
  • Characteristic aroma

applications

  • Meat analogs
  • PB Dairy
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pasta
  • Bakery