Chickpeas are also called garbonzo beans and they are a legume with a range of health benefits.
Why is it good for my body?Chickpeas are another of nature's great superfoods. Just a 1 cup serving has over 14 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber! They are low in fat, but high in iron and other important minerals.
Where does it come from?Chickpeas are consumed around the world and are one of the oldest crops cultivated. They are an important part of many world cuisines, including Middle Eastern, African, and Mediterranean diets. Chickpeas are second only to soybeans as the most grown and eaten bean!
What season is it fresh?Chickpeas can be found in your grocery store, either canned or dry.
What are ways to eat it?We use chickpeas in so many ways at the Yum Kitchen! Hummus is an easy and delicious way to use chickpeas. We also use them in curries, soups, and salads.
How do I introduce it to first-time tasters?Hummus is a wonderful way to introduce a new taster to chickpeas. Dip your favorite veggie or use it as a dressing for salad.