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-Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family.
-While they have become more popular recently, chickpeas have been grown in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years.
-Their nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with several other foods and ingredients.
-As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides the following nutrients (1):
-Carbs: 8 grams
-Fiber: 2 grams
-Protein: 3 grams
-Folate: 12% of the RDI
-Iron: 4% of the RDI
-Phosphorus: 5% of the RDI
-Copper: 5% of the RDI
-Manganese: 14% of the RDI
Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.