- Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are one of the first cultivated legumes in the world.
- Remains of cultivated chickpeas have been found around 7 500 years ago.
- Chickpeas are the second most widely grown legume in the world.
- Chickpeas are one of the best nutritional sources of folates (vitamin B9).
- Chickpeas are high in soluble and dietary fiber and basic minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc).
- Chickpeas are low in sodium.
- Chickpeas can be used as a caffeine-free coffee substitute.
- Depending on the variety, chickpeas come in many different colors, but with a similar taste, texture and nutritional profile.
- Chickpeas are the main ingredient in humus.
- Chickpeas have a low glycemic index (GI) and contain no cholesterol.