Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, belong to the same family as kidney beans and peanuts. They have a creamy texture and buttery, nutty flavour. A staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, chickpeas can be transformed into more than just good old hommus and channa curries.
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Chickpeas are high in fiber, protein, and a huge number of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including folate, magnesium, vitamin b6, vitamin c, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. Chickpeas are a great source of both soluble and dietary fibre, important for maintaining a healthy digestive system, lowering bad cholesterol, maintaining blood sugar levels and managing diabetes. The dietary fibre in chickpeas and their low glycemic index (GI) may also assist with weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer.
|GRAMS PER SERVE: 50g|
|Average||per serve||per 100g|
|Fat, total||3.0 g||6g|
Country of Origin: AUSTRALIA
Chickpeas can be used to make a wide variety of dishes. Add chickpeas to soups, curries, casseroles, salads and grain bowls. They are such a great ingredient for dips, including internationally renowned hummus dip and all its variations. Chickpeas can be blended into vegetarian patties or roasted (after they’ve been rehydrated) for a crunchy snack or vegetarian filling. There are many methods to prepare dried beans, including a long soak stovetop, quick soak, pressure cooker or slow cooker. The simplest way, also the longest, is the stovetop long soak method. To prepare, soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Drain, add to a pot with plenty of water, allow to come to a boil, then reduce and allow to simmer until they reach your desired tenderness, 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. You can make a big batch and freeze them in smaller quantities for quick use next time.
Allergens: May Contain Soy, May Contain Cereals Containing Gluten, May Contain Milk, May Contain Sulphites, May Contain Tree Nuts, May Contain Other Tree Nuts, May Contain Peanuts, May Contain Sesame, May Contain Gluten, May Contain Egg
Storage: For long lasting freshness, store in an air-tight container and in a cool, dark place.