Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are an annual legume of the Fabaceae family. Like common green peas, chickpeas grow in seedpods, each containing two or three seeds. The plant grows 8 to 20 inches high and has small feathery leaves on either side of the stem. India is the world’s largest producer of chickpeas, though they are grown throughout the world in tropical and subtropical climates with heavy rainfall.
Chickpeas remain a staple ingredient in cuisines throughout the world today thanks to their dense nutritional content and nutty, pleasant flavor. They are consumed in stews, curries, salads, dips, ground into flour for flatbread and shaped into balls for falafel mixes, and have found numerous additional uses as plant-based foods become increasingly popular. Organic Roasted Whole Chickpeas boast a satisfying crunchy texture and rich, nutty flavor. They make a delicious, healthy standalone snack and can be incorporated into salads, snack mixes, and more.