Garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas or ceci beans) were first cultivated in the Middle East around 7,000 years ago. This popular legume spread from the Mediterranean basin and found its way to India and Ethiopia. Today, the garbanzo bean remains a staple of the Mediterranean, India, and the Middle East providing protein and a "meaty" texture to soups and salads.
These round, irregular-shaped, cream-colored beans have a firm texture and a mild, nutty flavor. They maintain their shape well after cooking. Garbanzo beans are a good source of fiber, protein and Iron. Eat garbanzo beans with whole grains for vegetarian complete protein that's comparable to meat or dairy products, without the saturated fat or cholesterol.
Ingredients: Garbanzo beans. Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk.
Vendor: Bob's Red Mill