Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a legume traditionally used in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. But these days they’re popular in many more places around the globe and for good reason. Chickpeas contain loads of minerals, vitamins and fibres. They’re also a good source of protein, which is why they’re very popular with vegetarians and vegans. Personally, I’m not a fan of having a purely vegetable diet. However that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate chickpeas as a tasty and versatile addition to my culinary repertoire.
Also, they’re very affordable. An important thing for a Dutchie like me.