gram flour (besan)

Hindi terms:: besan
English terms:: chickpea flour, gram flour
Other terms:: -
gram flour (besan)
gram flour (Wikipedia)
Gram flour
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Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy1,619 kJ (387 kcal)
57 g
Sugars10 g
Dietary fiber10 g
6 g
22 g
VitaminsQuantity
%DV
Niacin (B3)
7%
1 mg
Folate (B9)
109%
437 μg
MineralsQuantity
%DV
Calcium
5%
45 mg
Iron
31%
4 mg
Magnesium
47%
166 mg
Phosphorus
45%
318 mg
Potassium
18%
846 mg
Selenium
11%
8 μg
Sodium
4%
64 mg
Zinc
21%
2 mg
Other constituentsQuantity
Water10 g
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA FoodData Central

Gram flour or besan is a pulse flour made from a type of ground chickpea called the gram chickpea. It is a staple ingredient in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, including in Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Nepali, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan cuisines.