Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Fresh Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)

Scientific name: Cicer arietinum

Other names: Chickpeas, Bengal gram, Egyptian pea, Ceci bean

Habitat: Native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean

Description: Garbanzo beans are small, round, beige-colored legumes. They have a slightly curved shape and a nutty flavor.

Status (eg Natural, Hybrid or GMO): Natural

Mineral content: Garbanzo beans are a good source of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

Medicinal value:
Garbanzo beans are rich in dietary fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. They can help to build muscle mass and maintain a healthy weight.

Culinary use:
Garbanzo beans are used in many dishes, such as hummus, curries, stews, salads, and soups. They can also be used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes.

Research information:
Studies have shown that garbanzo beans can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, and reduce inflammation.

pH value : Garbanzo beans have a neutral pH value of 7

• Hummus: Blend garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor and serve with pita bread.
• Curried Garbanzo Beans: Saute onions, garlic, and ginger in oil and add garbanzo beans, spices, and coconut milk. Simmer for 10-15 minutes and serve with rice.
• Garbanzo Bean Salad: Combine garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and feta cheese in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

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• Gupta, A. (2020, October 15). Health Benefits of Garbanzo Beans. Retrieved March 21, 2021, from
• Velazco, J. (2020, August 18). 11 Delicious Garbanzo Bean Recipes. Retrieved March 21

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