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How bout Besan?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 14, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Ate some traditional Pakistani food today. They used Besan flour and spices to lightly season and crust the fish. First time consuming Besan flour and luckily there was no reaction in my gut, so I'm assuming it's gluten free.

Would Besan be considered paleo?

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:27 AM

agreed, however not paleo. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/beans-legumes-carbs/#axzz23ZeBQHvX

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Chickpeas are much more reasonably tolerated by many people than soy, peanuts and kidney beans.

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:55 PM

I'd be more worried about the oil used to fry it.

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:24 AM

But at least not as bad as gluten.

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:58 PM

There is a new Pakistani restaurant near me and I have been wanting to try it. I haven't gone yet because I don't know the common/usual ingredients that they use. I would probably be ok with trying besan, but definitely not consuming wheat. You could use the 80/20 rule regarding the besan, especially if you didn't react badly to it. :-)

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Besan is chickpea flour, chickpeas are legumes, legumes are not paleo.

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Chickpeas are much more reasonably tolerated by many people than soy, peanuts and kidney beans.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on August 14, 2012
at 02:24 AM

But at least not as bad as gluten.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 15, 2012
at 01:27 AM

agreed, however not paleo. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/beans-legumes-carbs/#axzz23ZeBQHvX

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