Friday, November 4, 2011

About chickpeas...

The chickpea aka garbanzo bean is a tasty and verstile legume. It is possibly most known as the main ingredient in hummus. It is also seen in many popular dishes, including those of Greece, Italy, Spain and various other countries in the Middle East.

Chickpeas are a good source of nutrition and are high in fiber and protein.

Chickpeas can be stored dry.

There are prominant types of chickpeas: the Desi and the Kabuli. Desi has a rough coat ,small darker seeds. Kabuli has a lighter colored, larger seeds and a smoother coat.

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