Chickpea flour or Garbanzo bean flour is commonly used widely in India. Chickpea flour is made from Chickpeas. This flour is high in vitamins and minerals. It has antioxidant properties which reduce free radicals in the body. It is low in calories than wheat flour. It is also high in protein and is a good source of protein. It lowers blood sugar and helps in diabetes. It has a nutty flavor and can help in weight loss. In India chickpea is used in savory dishes as well as desserts. It is also used as a thickener.
Chickpea can be stored in an airtight container in a pantry and will stay for one year. If refrigerated it stays for longer time.