Biological Activities of Chickpea in Human Health (Cicer arietinum L.). A Review

  title={Biological Activities of Chickpea in Human Health (Cicer arietinum L.). A Review},
  author={Ju{\'a}rez-Chairez Milagros Faridy and Cid-Gallegos Mar{\'i}a Stephanie and Meza-M{\'a}rquez Ofelia Gabriela and Jim{\'e}nez-Mart{\'i}nez Cristian},
  journal={Plant Foods for Human Nutrition},
  pages={142 - 153}
Chickpea is one of the most consumed legumes worldwide. Among their benefits are the high protein concentration that reflects not only at the nutritional level but also on the supply of active peptides; besides, it presents different metabolites with pharmacological activities. Some biological activities identified in the different compounds of chickpea are antioxidant, antihypertensive, hypocholesterolemic, and anticancer. Although most reports are based on the effects of the proteins and… Expand
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