Our body needs proteins, carbohydrates, etc., on a daily basis for building up muscles and other body cells. For that purpose, doctors recommend we eat green vegetables, legumes, and lentils, etc. Different types of vegetables provide us different types of nutrients like some are rich in proteins, and some are carbohydrates etc.
Chickpea and green pea are types of legumes that are consumed by human beings for building up proteins and carbohydrates etc. Legumes are dry grains like peanuts, peas, etc., that help us to gain proteins and nutrients. We can also eat them without cooking or raw.
- Chickpeas and green peas are different legumes with distinct nutritional profiles and culinary uses.
- Chickpeas are a good protein, fiber, and iron source and are often used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine for dishes such as hummus and falafel. Green peas are a good source of vitamin C, K, and manganese and are often used in soups, salads, and stir-fries.
- While both legumes offer health benefits, they have different tastes, textures, and cooking methods and are not interchangeable in recipes.
Chickpea vs Green Pea
The difference between Chickpea and Green pea is that Chickpea belongs to the legume family, and it is yellow in color having spherical to angular shape. While the Green pea is mostly green in color and has a spherical shape with a lifecycle of one year, not more than that.
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Chickpea is a leguminous seed-like grain spherical or angular in shape and is available in yellow, black colors, etc. They absorb water very easily and become soft. Animals are mostly fed with these types of legumes. It is also known as gram in most Asian countries.
Green peas are very nutritional and are low in saturated fat. They also belong to the legume family, but they have different features. It is a pod fruit which means it comes inside a folded leguminous plant which, when torn apart, contains peas lined together.
|Parameters of Comparison||Chickpea||Green Pea|
|Definition||Chickpea is an edible legume that is yellow in color and can have a spherical to angular shape.||Green pea also belongs to the family of legumes green in color available in spherical shapes.’|
|Family||Belongs to the Fabaceae family or Leguminosae family.||It also belongs to the Fabaceae family or Leguminosae family.|
|Color||Chickpeas are mostly yellow in color but can also have a black color, pale yellow color, etc.||Green peas are green in color, sometimes light green, but mostly dark green.|
|Nutritional Value||1. Protein= 21%|
2. Carbohydrate= 65%
3. Fat= 14%
4. Linoleic acid= 1.113g
|1. Protein= 26%|
2. Carbohydrate= 69%
3. Fat= 5%
4. Linoleic acid= 0.152g
|Kingdom||It belongs to the kingdom of Plantae.||It also belongs to the kingdom of Plantae.|
|Scientific name||Chickpea can also be called scientifically as Cicer arietinum.||Green pea is scientifically known as Pisum sativum.|
|Taste||Most of the time it has no taste.||It can be slightly sweet or can have a neutral taste.|
What is Chickpea?
Chickpea belongs to a legume family and is also called a gram in many Asian countries. Most of the food items are made using Chickpeas. Their nutrient value is slightly less than Green pea. The widely used Asian chana masala has Chickpea as its main ingredient.
Chickpeas are consumed mostly in Asian counties as most of the food items in these types of countries are made using Chickpeas. Scientifically Chickpeas are called Cicer arietinum. They usually don’t have any strong taste when eaten raw. The fat percentage in them is high as compared to Green peas.
Chickpea origin is said to be in Turkey. The Chickpea plant is 20-40 cm in height ad it comes in the category of pulses or grains. Mostly it is produced in India and then exported to other countries.
What is Green Pea?
Green pea is a pod fruit and is highly nutritious. Because of its less fat content, it is mostly recommended when someone is dieting. They have a spherical shape and are green in color. The life expectancy of these types of plants is not more than one year.
Green pea can have some tastes like the sweet or neutral taste. They are scientifically nomenclature as Pisum sativum. They can be eaten raw or uncooked as they are soft and have a neutral taste. Green pea’s weight can vary from 0.1 to 0.35 gram depending on their size and growth.
Green pea is mostly available in winters because their cultivation season is winter. The pea plant can self pollinate, and its color may vary from green to light golden color.
Main Differences Between Chickpea and Green Pea
- Chickpea belongs to the legume family, and it is yellow in color having spherical to angular shape. While the Green pea is mostly green in color and has a spherical shape with a lifecycle of one year, not more than that.
- Green Peas can be slightly sweet or can have a neutral taste depending on their growth. On the other hand, Chickpeas, most of the time, has no taste.
- Chickpea is also known scientifically as Cicer arietinum. Whereas the scientific name of Green pea is Pisum sativum.
- Green peas are green in color, sometimes light green but mostly dark green depending on their growth and environment. While Chickpeas are mostly yellow in color but can also have a black color, pale yellow color, etc.
- Green pea belongs to the legume family and has higher proteins and carbohydrate content. Whereas Chickpea also belongs to the legume family, the nutrient content in them is less than Green pea.
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