Chickpea Flour vs All Purpose White Flour

Chickpea Flour is made from ground, dried chickpeas and is naturally gluten-free and protein packed, and it is regarded as a healthy choice for everything from baking to frying. 

Unlike all-purpose flour, chickpea flour is high in protein, fibre and micronutrients, while being low in carbohydrates and calories. Chickpea flour has less calories and carbs—plus more protein. Below are the nutritional break downs for each flour per cup:

  • Whole wheat: 408 calories, 3g fat, 86g carbohydrates, 16g protein

  • Chickpea: 356 calories, 6g fat, 53g carbohydrates, 21g protein

Chickpeas are high in soluble fibre as phytosterols , both of which help lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol which can help lower blood pressure

Chickpea flour is naturally dense than all-purpose flour. It can make a fantastic binder for baking products.