Plants and trees play an important role in protecting the eco-system. Hundreds of birds and animals depend on trees and fruits for feeding their hungry stomachs. Hundreds of birds take shelter in the trees and reproduce comfortably. No one can imagine a world without beautiful trees and flowers. Even the human beings will be in the endangered list if there are no plants or trees. This topic will deal with a unique tree named Chickpea tree. The botanical name for this tree is Cicer arietinum . Chickpea is also called as Bengal gram, garbanzo bean, Egyptian bean, chana or kabuli chana. These trees are found abundantly in Turkey, Middle east, France and Greece. The plant grows to 20-50 cm high and has small feathery leaves. Chickpeas are a type of pulse which has seedpod containing seeds.
Types of Chickpea
There are three types of chickpeas namely,
- Desi chickpea
- Kabuli chickpea
- Green chickpea
Kabuli chick peas are grown in Europe, South America, North Africa and South America.
Nutritional Aspects And Uses
- Chickpeas are used lavishly by the Indians and also by other countries.
- Chickpeas are very common in the Indian market since most of the Indians consume these chickpeas by boiling in the water or eating it as a popcorn after roasting eat for few minutes.
- Chickpeas are also used as animal feed in many countries.
- Chickpeas is a very rich food which contains fats, lots of vitamins, protein, carbohydrate and other vital minerals.
- Chickpeas are also grown in many part of the world since it is very rich in minerals and supplements.