The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Chickpea, Egyptian pea|
|Scientific name||Cicer arietinum|
|INCI name||Cicer Arietinum Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||이집트콩추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / slimming /|
|Known active compounds||shikimic acid, syringic acid, quercetin|
Cicer arietinum is a member of the legume family and is commonly known as chickpea or Egyptian pea. Originating in the Middle East, it is one of the earliest cultivated legumes, with records dating back to cultivation over 7,500 years ago. Now it is widely cultivated in many countries and used as a staple food crop. Chickpeas have nutlike taste and creamy texture, and high protein content. One of the most popular dishes made from chickpeas is called ‘hummus’ from the Arabic word for chickpea. Hummus is made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Chickpeas are also eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, or ground into flour.
Water-soluble extracts of chickpea show radical scavenging activities and various phenolic compounds have been identified from chickpea extracts, including shikimic acid, chlorogenic acid and syringic acid. When it is fermented, it demonstrated significant protection against oxidative DNA. In another study, isoflavones from chickpea inhibited the differentiation of 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes in a dose-dependent manner.