Do you want to take care of your figure and also reduce cholesterol levels?
Chickpea is one of the foods to reduce cholesterol, it is the ideal option for you.
According to the doctor Jorge D. Pamplona in his book "Health for food" , the chickpea has dietetic properties to be helpful in reducing cholesterol levels, due to its fiber content.
Because of its fiber content, it also prevents constipation and is also a food with high energy value (364 kcal / 100 g), which gives greater satiating power.
Then GetQoralHealth has for you a recipe that will allow you to take advantage of the properties of this legume.
300 g dry chickpea
2 cloves of garlic
2 lemons (juice)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon curry
(4 teaspoons of sesame seeds)
1) Soak the chickpeas for 24 hours in a container with twice its volume of cold water.
2) Then, rinse, drain and cook with plenty of water until they are soft and drain again.
3) In a non-stick pan heat a little oil, add the garlic and spices powder (cumin and curry) and toast a couple of minutes over medium heat.
4) Add the chickpeas and let season well for 2 or 3 minutes.
5) Blend everything by adding the lemon juice until a very homogeneous cream is obtained (if necessary, add olive oil slowly to make it even softer).
6) Pour the "hummus" into deep plates and sprinkle to taste with parsley or chopped cilantro; paprika or cumin; sesame seeds or roasted pine nuts and / or chili powder.
Like all foods of vegetable origin, the chickpea is a good source of nutrients with the exception of vitamin B12, contained in meats and vitamins A and C, however thanks to the addition of lemon in this recipe you can also protect the immune system.
For each 100 g from raw edible part:
Energy : 364 kcal.
Proteins: 19.3 g.
Carbohydrates: 43.3 g.
Fiber: 17.4 g.
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