Chick-peas is a good source of proteins necessary to the body for cell recovery. The abundance of vitamin E strengthens immunity, protects the heart and maintains healthy skin and hair. It also contains zinc that improves the function of the immune system and thymus. In addition, chick-peas is a useful source of isoflavones that have an estragon-like effect and suppress the formation of tumours.
The nuts of chick-peas (garbanzo bean), like most of the legumens, are a rich source of proteins (approximately 20% of the dry contents). They are also a good source of lecithin and folic acid. The contents of fats is low compared to other nuts (such as walnuts, peanuts, etc.)