Effect of Processing on Nutrient Composition of Chickpea
Chickpea contains good amount of nutrients like protein, fat, crude fiber, carbohydrate, energy, calcium, phosphorus, iron and B-complex vitamins. Presence of certain anti-nutritional factors like phytate, flavonoid and trypsin inhibitor reduces the nutritive value of chickpea by inhibiting digestibility. Various processing methods like soaking, dehulling, pressure cooking, roasting, germination and fermentation etc. are known to reduce the level of antinutrients.