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Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world and remain one of the most popular today across nearly every continent. Chickpeas have been a part of certain traditional diets for over 7,500 years!
Chickpeas are still included in the diets of some of the healthiest populations living around the world today, including those eating traditional cuisines that stem from the Middle East, the Mediterranean region and African nations too. Second to the soybean, the chickpea is the next most widely grown and eaten bean in the world.
Chickpeas are a type of legume that offer a range of health benefits. Chickpeas help to increase satiety, boost digestion, keep blood sugar levels stable, increase protection against disease and more. Chickpeas nutrition is a potent package of protein, vitamins and minerals, which is why they are often included in many healing diets.
We stock Kubuli chickpeas, they have a light colour, are slightly larger than usual, and have a smoother coat. These chickpeas can be cooked and eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, ground into flour, ground and shaped in balls and fried as flafel. Chickpeas are a nutrient-dense food, providing rich content of protein, dietary fibre, foliate and certain dietary minerals.
Humus is very easy to make. It is way cheaper (and way more yummy) than shop bought humus, and definitely healthier. All you need chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor or blender.
If you're buying these chickpease, instead of canned ones, you'll need to soak them and cook them. Just soak a cup or two of dry chickpeas overnight, adding lots of water (around double that of the chickpease). Then drain, and cook in water and add 2 teaspoons of salt, simmering until tender, for about an hour. Then just add tahni (around a table spoon or two),olive oil, some lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and some other spices (paprika, cumin, pepper, etc). Vinegar can also be added to make it thinner.
Nutritional yeast is also a great addition for a more cheesy flavour.
And there you have it! Experiment, it's hard to mess up humus!
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