CHANA DAL

Chana dal is baby chickpeas that has been split and polished. It looks and tastes like small kernels of sweet corn, and is one of the most popular ingredients in Indian cuisine. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested. Apart from being used in soups, salads, curries, dal preparations, savouries, sweets and rice dishes, the legumes are also roasted and powdered into chickpea flour (besan), another ingredient that is widely used in almost every province of India. Also Known as Split Bengal gram.

Factors influencing chana prices
  • Crop: Extent of area sown under the crop, condition of the crop and thereby the expectation. Rainfall and weather conditions that could affect the crop output.
  • Demand expectation: Any changes in demand both domestic as well as international markets
  • Prices of related commodities or substitutes: To some extent yellow peas for chana but they are not perfect substitutes.
  • Imports: Demand supply situation in major import sources.

PROPERTIES

VALUES / LIMITS

Moisture:

10%

Damaged grain:

0.5%

Foreign matters:

0.5%

Broken & fragments grains:

0.5%

Weevil led grain per cent by count:

1

Health Benfits of Chana Dal

  • Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol.
  • It also has a very low hypoglycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes.
  • Chana dal is a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.
  • It is low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.
  • Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.
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