What is Chickpeas?
The chickpea or chick pea is an annual legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, or Egyptian pea. Chickpea seeds are high in protein.
What are chickpeas made out of?
The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the plant family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. The plant is grown for its nutritious seeds. Its seeds are high in protein and fiber. Other names for chickpeas are gram, Bengal gram, garbanzo, garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea.
What is chickpeas good for?
As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as aiding weight management, improving digestion, and reducing your risk of disease. Additionally, this legume is high in protein and makes an excellent replacement for meat in many vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Are chickpeas the same as beans?
Since both cultures influenced a lot of the food we eat today, both words were picked up by various cultures and people around the world. Today, you will find canned and dried beans labeled “Garbanzo” and “Chickpea” and they are all the same delicious bean!
What does chickpeas taste like?
Chickpeas taste quite like beans, considering they’re legumes themselves. Most people compare their flavor to cannellini and pinto beans because they’re starchy. They’re also known to have an earthy taste with nutty undertones.
Where to buy chickpeas in Namibia?
It is available at Hochland , Food lover’s market Windhoek and other restaurants and super markets in Namaibia