Chic Nuts (Roasted chickpeas)

Our Rating:

5 apples (out of 5)

 Flavours available:

  • Lightly salted
  • Sicilian herbs and garlic

Ingredients:  (Lightly salted)

Chickpeas, canola oil, sea salt & garlic powder

The Stats (Lightly salted):

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve 25g
Energy – kJ (calories) 1597 (382) 399 (95)
Protein (g) 21 5.2

Fat

Total (g)

Saturated Fat (g)

Polyunsaturated Fat (g)

Monounsaturated Fat (g)

 

9.3

1.2

4.8

3.3

 

2.3

Less than 1g

1.2

Less than 1g

Carbohydrate

Total (g)

Sugars (g)

 

46.1

2.6

 

11.5

0.7

Sodium (mg) 270 68
Dietary Fibre (g) 16.5 4.1

Nutrition Claims:

  • High protein
  • High fibre
  • Good source of folate
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Low GI (33)

The good news:

  • Very short ingredient list with nothing artificial added
  • Portion controlled, easy to transport and eat on-the-go
  • Great savoury taste, making it a good alternative for discretionary foods like chips
  • Inexpensive – available in supermarkets for less than a dollar for a single serve (25g)
  • Good source of fibre
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar

 The not-so good news:

  • May not contain enough protein for a post-training snack if eaten alone

 Bottom Line:

Chic Nuts roasted chickpeas are a seriously smart snack, containing nothing artificial, and tasting delicious. Chic nuts are an inexpensive snack with a range of nutrients, including protein and fibre, making them a tasty way to curb your appetite during the day. Combined with a glass of milk or tub of yoghurt they could contribute to your recovery nutrition goals.

 

 

 

 

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