Deutsch: Gramm / Español: Gramo / Português: Grama / Français: Gramme / Italiano: Grammo /

Gram refer to e chickpeas or other legumes used as food, such as black gram, bengal gram, channa dal, etc. Gram is also a unit of measure of weight often used for dosages. There are 1,000 milligrams (mg) in 1 gram, and 28.35 grams in an ounce. Gram originated from the Portuguese grao, from Latin granum "grain".


Gram, also known as chickpea flour or garbanzo bean flour, is a versatile ingredient used in many cuisines around the world. It is made by grinding dried chickpeas into a fine powder, creating a gluten-free and high-protein flour. Gram has a nutty flavor and a slightly gritty texture, making it perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. It is commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cooking, where it is a staple in dishes such as falafel, hummus, and socca. Gram can be used as a thickening agent in soups and stews, as a binder in veggie burgers, or even as a coating for fried foods.

Application Areas

Treatment and Risks

  • Gram flour is safe for consumption by most individuals but may cause allergic reactions in some people.
  • There is a risk of contamination if the flour is not stored properly, leading to foodborne illnesses.
  • Overconsumption of gram flour may cause digestive issues such as bloating or gas in some individuals.


Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Chickpea flour
  • Garbanzo bean flour
  • Besan (Indian name for chickpea flour)


Articles with 'Gram' in the title

  • Horse Gram: Horse Gram refers to a small pulse (legume) that is most commonly grown as a crop in India where it is called Gahat or Kulath. It is not only used as a human food, but also used for animal food


Gram, also known as chickpea flour, is a versatile ingredient with a nutty flavor and high protein content. It is commonly used in baking, cooking, and as a thickening agent. Although generally safe for consumption, it may cause allergic reactions in some individuals and should be stored properly to prevent contamination. Gram flour is a staple in many cuisines and offers a gluten-free alternative for those with dietary restrictions.


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