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Calories in Dried Chick Peas

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Elise Wile has been a writer since 2003. Holding a master's degree in curriculum and Instruction, she has written training materials for three school districts. Her expertise includes mentoring, serving at-risk students and corporate training.
Calories in Dried Chick Peas
Dried chick peas can be the basis for many meals.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have been cultivated for over 7,000 years and continue to be a source of protein for people around the world. Dried chickpeas are inexpensive, versatile and are easily incorporated into a healthy diet.

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A 1/4 cup serving of dried chickpeas -- a little more than 1/2 cup cooked -- provides 182 calories. This assumes the chickpeas have been boiled in water without added fat or other ingredients.

Basic Nutrition

A 1/4 cup serving of dried chickpeas contains 30 g of carbohydrates, 9 g of which are due to fiber. Dried chickpeas are also a good source of protein, with 10 g of this nutrient per 1/4-cup serving. You'll also get 3 g of fat per serving.

Vitamins and Minerals

Chickpeas have a respectable amount of vitamins and minerals. A 1/4-cup serving of dried chickpeas provides almost 25 percent of the daily recommendation for zinc, 15 percent of the daily recommendation for iron and healthy amounts of calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. They also provide your diet with a boost of micronutrients such as selenium, copper and manganese.

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