Known to be one of the first cultivated commodities of modern agriculture, garbanzo beans are thought to have originated in the Fertile Crescent.The beans are eaten in a myriad of dishes and a staple of many Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. In vegetarian cultures, they serve as a major source of protein. beans can be eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, and ground into flour (besan). Prominent dishes include falafel, humus, and curries.Their texture is starchy and slightly buttery, complimented by a mild, bean flavor that is combination of sweet and nutty.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1/6 Cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 286
  • Calories from fat: 25
  • Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 718mg
  • Total Carbs: 54g
    • Fiber: 11g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 15%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 18%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • Chickpea
  • Indian Pea
  • Ceci Bean
  • Bengal Gram

Store in a dry place. Soak before cooking for 1-2 hours, but soaking 12-24 hours can further reduce cooking time.

  • Desi
  • Kabuli


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