My favorite Kacang Puteh is a prebiotic


My favorite childhood Kacang Puteh (traditional Indian store selling various nuts in the 1960s) was chickpeas. For some reason, I didn’t like sweetened nuts or peanuts.

Today chickpea is still my favorite.

Chickpea is a confirmed prebiotic i.e. it helps your gut to produce good bacteria.

Here is my simple gluten free lunch – Chickpea served with fennel bulb (another prebiotic) and mushrooms. Who says your lunch must have noodles or rice?

Hildegard von Bingen mentioned in her medicinal text that chickpeas do not increase toxins in your body and it is light and easy to eat.


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website
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