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Posts: 11,720
3/22/13 5:23 P

the most accurate place to get the info from is where you got the chickpeas. dried chickpeas in bags have nutrition info on them, and so long as you cook in nothing but water, the nutrition info won't change even if the volume does [in other words, if you take a half cup of dried chickpeas with 120 cals per 1/4 cup, boil them in water and eat the yield, that will be 240 cals of chickpeas]. bulk bins will have the nutrition info posted on the bin and you can copy it down from there. if you use canned, use the info from the side of the can.

Posts: 2,240
3/22/13 3:52 P

Are you making them from scratch? If so, it might be easiest to find out the nutrition information for uncooked (110-120 for 1/4 cup dry-uncooked: you can find many user-entered entries by typing "garbanzo dry" into the search bar of your nutrition tracker, and they are pretty consistent in this calorie information).

If you are using canned ones, they can vary slightly by brand - you might find it simpler to read the nutrition label on the can (and then either input it yourself, or find an existing entry that has same/similar values).

If neither of these options works, then just go with the official Spark entry (which comes up on the nutrition tracker as "Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)" ). The nutrition information will be a good estimate, close enough for your tracking purposes. Which is:

Calories 285.6
Total Fat 2.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 717.6 mg
Potassium 412.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 54.3 g
Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 11.9 g

SparkPoints: (163,830)
Fitness Minutes: (67,050)
Posts: 9,083
3/22/13 3:50 P

The most accurate source is the actual SparkPeople database where SP enters the figues, rather than another Spark user's entry. This is the SparkPeople database says:

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 1 cup, 286 calories, 3 fat, 54 carbs, 12 protein, 11 fiber

SparkPoints: (214)
Fitness Minutes: (360)
Posts: 2
3/22/13 3:01 P

i have tried to check the caloric count for 1 cup
and everyone has a different answer
anyone sure about calories in 1 cup boiled chickpeas?

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