Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) 


GI against glucose 18-25
GI against bread (white sliced bread) 24-34
Portion given for determination of GI 186 g
Normal serving size Same as the portion given
GL of normal serving size 5.5
Classification Low GI
Low GL
Digestible carbohydrate (%) 12.8-14.0
Moisture (%) 58.6-61.0
Dietary fibre (%) 11.3
Protein (%) 8.8

Ref: Widanagamage, R. D., Ekanayake, S. and Welihinda, J.(2009) Carbohydrate rich foods: glycaemic indices and the effect of constituent macronutrients. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 60: Issue 1, Supplement 4, 215-223. 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake


Prof. Jayantha Welihinda

Prof. E.R. Jansz

Research team:

Mr. Rahal Widanagamage

Prof. Usha Hettiaratchi

Mr. Indika Seneviratne


Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake
Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Sri Lanka.

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